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The Moon spots - Parables to teach values

Parables and stories
to teach values

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Deep in the forest lived four animals: a rabbit, a monkey, a Jackal and an Otter. They wanted much, they helped in everything he could and, therefore, lived very happy. They were also very pious, and whenever there was a full moon, the four animals kept a day of fasting as thus stipulated it the precepts of their religion.
-Remember that tomorrow is full moon - told the rabbit - and we can not eat anything.
- And if a pilgrim came and asked us something to eat? asked uneasy Otter. How could we to comply at the same time the precept of fasting and the entertainment?
Four animals were thinking until the rabbit found the solution:
-Tomorrow, until the sun rises, we go to find the daily food, but we will not eat it, but that we will keep it well if becomes a pilgrim or traveller.
So they agreed to do so and went to rest assured. At dawn the next day began his day: Otter dived into the river and within a short while, he caught five fish that sparkled in the Sun. He kept them in a good place and began his day of fasting and prayers. The monkey climbed a tree full of fruit and picked up enough to entertain possible Walker who went through there. Done, he started his meditation. Also the Jackal well fulfilled its task: quietly approached a fisherman who was on the Bank of the river and snatched the snack that his wife had prepared for him.
Only the rabbit started their sentences without looking for any food.
And it came to pass that the God of animals wanted to test the faith of his creatures and, disguised as a pilgrim, arose in the clearing of the forest that they inhabited the four animals.
The first to note his presence was the monkey, whom the lowest noise used to distract while in prayer. He went to his meeting and said:
-Walking friend, today is our day of fasting, but I have some fresh and juicy fruits that I picked up for you. I beg you to accept my hospitality.
The God of animals was pleasantly surprised. Then, pretending I was going to the River to wash hands, approached the Otter and told him:
-Friend Otter, come from far away and took nearly two days without tasting snack. Don't you have something to offer this poor Pilgrim?
The Otter offered tasty five fish that had fished in the morning. As it neared the site of the Jackal, the God of animals was admiring her devotion since they perfectly fulfilled the precept of fasting without breaking all the precept of the hospitality. The Jackal also offered the snack that had seized the fisherman and invited him to eat.
He was only missing check the devotion of the rabbit and without be able to imagine what could provide, the God of animals approached its burrow. As it was absorbed in meditation, the God of animals had to shout to you noticing its presence:
-Brother rabbit, not to have something to eat for the this Peregrine poor hungry?
-Of course that Yes - replied the rabbit-, I will give you a good piece of flesh that you can satisfy your hunger. Light a fire and when the coals are ready, I will bring you meat.
The God of animals gathered branches and sticks and made what the rabbit asked. Even though thought, and thought, I could not imagine where it was going to get the rabbit meat.
When grilled was at his point, appeared the rabbit and threw himself into the fire saying the Pilgrim:
-Meat that I offer is my own body, because I know that love men to eat roasted rabbit. Eat with me and comforted on your way.
It was then that the God of animals, touched with so much generosity, resumed his true appearance and was transformed into a beautiful young man who shone as if it were made of light. He then took the ashes that had become the rabbit and flying over forests and mountains, reached the Moon and deposited the ashes in her face pale and immense.
-Desire - said the God of animals - provided that there is full moon, everyone remember the story of the rabbit and don't never forget that the most sublime generosity is not in giving things, but in being able to give for the sake of others.
Therefore, from that day, provided that there is full moon seen in his spots the image of a rabbit.
(Buddhist legend)
Sublime love test is not so much in giving things, but to be. "No one has more love that he is willing to give his life for his friends",
taught us and showed Jesus. Give life day to day in the friendly more than fatigue, respect despite the violence, in the fight against pessimism and despair
Being an educator is spent in service to others. The task of the genuine teacher is mission and not just profession. It involves not only spend hours but dedicate soul. It requires not only occupation, but vocation; skills to give classes and above all, willingness and skills to register.
Whenever you look at the Moon and see in it the image of a rabbit, remember that God put it there to remind you your mission of educator. It is the perfect server, which we are serving at all:
I praise you, Lord, server our created.
The song of the cosmos orchestras and Polish ear listening. You purificas the stale air and open the lung that breathes. Do the blood in the body fluid and channel the vein to the Guide. You avivas green sheet and glad eye looking.
I praise you, Lord, server our created.
Us momentum toward others and from others we fascinate. We encourage a meeting without end and new every day samples. We invite to serve the people and in the bosom of the people take care of us. By love give us life in each origin and in love we know when it ends.
I praise you, Lord, server our created.
(Benjamín González Buelta)


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Tale of the initial fee - Parables to teach values

Parables and stories
to teach values

Contents Parables and stories to teach values


A lady dreamed that he had gone to heaven and, along with 120,000 people who die each day, making row to know what would be his eternal destiny. After a while, arrived San Pedro and told them:
-Come with me that I'm going to show the place that corresponds to each one, according to initial fee paid on Earth with his life.
They came first to a place I knew luxurious, where everything had been built with gold. Walls, ceilings, floors, shone with a sublime glow.
-Here are going to live the generous, who loved truth, those who gave their lives in the service of others: which split your bread with the hungry, those who gave his clothes to the poor, those who visited and comforted the sick and prisoners...
The lady was very happy and rushed to enter, but an angel stopped her with these words:
-Forgive you, Ma'am, but this place is not for you who on Earth only knew how to make crumbs, old clothes already not using...You never gave something that really cost you...The initial fee is missing to acquire one of these houses.
From there they went to another estate of eternity, whose houses were made of ivory. Here also was a splurge of luxury and beauty. When the lady was about to enter, another angel took her by the arm and told him very respectfully:
-Sorry, Madam, but these homes are reserved for those who always treated others with love, for those who had only words of encouragement, and mood, and you passed gossiping and talking bad of others.
The next estate houses were all glass and were full of light. New women directed his steps to one of those wonderful mansions, but the goalkeeper angel stopped her and said very seriously:
-You cannot enter here, Madam. In your passport says that you never worry about teaching others, and this estate is reserved for the authentic masters, all those who tried to make his life a lesson and an example worth imitating. Here meets that announced the Prophet Daniel: 'those who teach others to be good, will shine like stars forever' and you never worried because people living together you will do best. The initial fee is missing.
And thus they were visiting other beautiful developments where not allowed to enter for lack of the required fee. Already in the evening, they arrived at a district
dirty and miserable, whose houses were all built with garbage. The vultures flying over that stink and rats and cockroaches abounded. Lady was a tissue in the nose because I couldn't stand the stench and already was going to run away, when the guardian told him with sharp and dry voice:
-One of these houses will be your home for all eternity. Can you take possession of it.
The woman began to scream and say that he could never live in a House as well, but the Guard stopped her dry:
-This is the only thing that we could build the initial amount you sent from Earth. Every day your shipment of murmuring, gossip, offenses, selfishness, miserliness, envy, hatred arrives to us... what was possible to build all that? It was you that sent us the materials to manufacture the housing.
The woman began to cry and scream and trying to break out of the hands of the guardians that were forcing her into that horrible House, woke up. I had the pillow soaked of sweat and tears, but that ordeal served as a self-examination and from that day began to pay the initial fee for a good dwelling in eternity: generosity to those in need, neatness and firmness in the treatment and care for others were better.
What abode are building for ti and others with your act? What is the initial fee that you are gathering every day actions? Your prayers and prayers, you drive to be better? Do you live your faith as a service?
The message of Jesus leaves no room for doubt: it is only possible to reach God through service to the needy brother: "what made mine smaller each of these brothers, they did it to me". At the final moment, God will judge us by the love returned service: "I was hungry and you gave me to eat, was thirsty and you gave me drink, was naked and me coveredst with your clothes, sick and you visited me..." Faith without compromise is alienation, idolatry. Prayer without delivery is monologue with oneself. We reap what we sow. Fortunately, the criteria of God are not the criteria of the
men, and divine justice is not corrupt or affordable:

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In his short story "The dream of the pongo", the Peruvian writer tells the story of a pattern of finance and one of his servants poorest who died the same day and were waiting for the decision of San Pedro at the gates of heaven. When he finally arrived, he ordered one of his angels to cover the entire body with honey and succulent sweets Squire, and poor pawn with excrements, urines and all sorts of filth. Squire shone Bliss convinced that Heaven would be a continuation of the life of the Earth and
they would be the same rules and laws which it had imposed on the farm with his whip and his ruthless cruelty. The lowly pawn patiently hoped that angel finished its task, resigned to continue his long life of reproach and humiliation for all eternity. To the surprise of both, when the angel had finished his task, ordered them with his voice of Thunder:
-From now on, will lick up each other for all eternity.

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DAILY TEXT - WEEK OF OCTOBER 20

Monday, October 20

This is the heritage of Jehovah’s servants.—Isa. 54:17, “Byington.”
In part, our spiritual heritage consists of recently published accounts proving that ‘Jehovah is on our side.’ (Ps. 118:7) This makes us feel secure, even when we are persecuted. A heartening part of our ever-increasing spiritual heritage is this promise: “‘Any weapon whatever that will be formed against you will have no success, and any tongue at all that will rise up against you in the judgment you will condemn. This is the hereditary possession [or, “heritage,” By] of the servants of Jehovah, and their righteousness is from me,’ is the utterance of Jehovah.” (Isa. 54:17) Nothing in Satan’s arsenal of weapons can do us permanent harm. Satan has tried to destroy God’s Word, eliminate the name Jehovah, and suppress the truth. But he certainly is no match for Jehovah, who has foiled all these efforts. w13 2/15 1:7, 8
^ (Isa. 54:17) No weapon formed against you will have any success, And you will condemn any tongue that rises up against you in the judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of Jehovah, And their righteousness is from me,” declares Jehovah.
^ (Ps. 118:7) Jehovah is on my side as my helper; I will look in triumph on those who hate me.
^ (Isa. 54:17) No weapon formed against you will have any success, And you will condemn any tongue that rises up against you in the judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of Jehovah, And their righteousness is from me,” declares Jehovah.

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Highlights of Deuteronomy 7, 8, 9, 10

Highlights From Bible Reading: texts explained and practical lessons

*** w11 12/15 p. 10 pars. 12-13 Is He a Good Example for You or a Warning? ***
12 And things definitely took a bad turn after he became king. Solomon formed “a marriage alliance with Pharaoh the king of Egypt and [took] Pharaoh’s daughter and [brought] her to the City of David.” (1 Ki. 3:1) Did this Egyptian woman imitate Ruth by taking up true worship? Nothing indicates that she did so. Rather, in time Solomon built a house for her (and perhaps her Egyptian maids) outside the City of David. Why? The Scriptures say that he did so because it was not fitting for a false worshipper to dwell near the ark of the covenant.—2 Chron. 8:11.
13 Solomon may have seen political advantages in marrying an Egyptian princess, yet could he justify it? Long before, God had forbidden the marrying of pagan Canaanites, even listing certain peoples. (Ex. 34:11-16) Did Solomon reason that Egypt was not one of those listed nations? Even if he reasoned that way, would such rationalizing be valid? Actually, his course ignored the clear risk that Jehovah had mentioned—that of turning an Israelite from true worship to false.—Read Deuteronomy 7:1-4.

*** w06 12/1 p. 27 par. 9 What It Means to Love Our Neighbor ***
9 While the Israelites were to show love to others, they were also to keep separate from those who worshipped false gods. Jehovah warned of the dangers and consequences of bad associations. For example, concerning the nations that the Israelites were to dispossess, Jehovah commanded: “You must form no marriage alliance with them. Your daughter you must not give to his son, and his daughter you must not take for your son. For he will turn your son from following me, and they will certainly serve other gods; and Jehovah’s anger will indeed blaze against you.”—Deuteronomy 7:3, 4.

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“Watchtower” Study - week of October 20

Hear Jehovah’s Voice Wherever You Are: information for personal study

^ (Isa. 30:21) And your own ears will hear a word behind you saying, “This is the way. Walk in it,” in case you should go to the right or in case you should go to the left.
^ par. 1 (Num. 7:89) Whenever Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with God, he would hear the voice conversing with him from above the cover of the ark of the Testimony, from between the two cherubs; and God would speak to him.
^ par. 1 (Ezek. 1:1) In the 30th year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was among the exiled people by the river Che′bar, the heavens were opened and I began to see visions of God.
^ par. 1 (Dan. 2:19) Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision at night. So Daniel praised the God of heaven.
^ par. 2 (Acts 9:31) Then, indeed, the congregation throughout the whole of Ju•de′a and Gal′i•lee and Sa•mar′i•a entered into a period of peace, being built up; and as it walked in the fear of Jehovah and in the comfort of the holy spirit, it kept on multiplying.
^ par. 2 (Acts 15:28) For the holy spirit and we ourselves have favored adding no further burden to you except these necessary things:
^ par. 2 (2 Tim. 3:16, 17) All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.
^ par. 2 (Isa. 30:21) And your own ears will hear a word behind you saying, “This is the way. Walk in it,” in case you should go to the right or in case you should go to the left.
^ par. 2 (Matt. 24:45) “Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time?
^ par. 2 (Heb. 5:9) And after he had been made perfect, he became responsible for everlasting salvation to all those obeying him,

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