Once upon a time a group of people were walking past a lake whose shore was fully covered with pebbles. Suddenly they heard a voice which said “Whoever picks up the pebbles will be disappointed and feel sorry for it and those who doesn’t pick the pebbles up will also be disappointed”. The crowd became bewildered. Few of the people picked the pebbles and others didn’t. And they continued their journey. It was getting dark and soon they arrived at a point where they decided to spend their night and continue their journey the next morning. When they woke up the next morning the ones who picked the pebbles up saw that their pebbles had turned into precious stones like diamonds and pearls and garnets. This made the ones who had not picked any pebbles up very sad and disappointed. They started to regret their decision of not picking the pebbles. On the other hand those who had picked the pebbles also regretted for they didn’t take more pebbles.
The above scenario can be very well compared to the day of judgement. That day we will be standing regretful before the Lord. The pebbles can be compared to the good deeds that we can do dwelling in this World. And the precious gems can be compared to the great rewards from our Lord. The people who did nothing will be regretful for not taking any good deed with them from this World. And the people who had done some good deeds will also be regretful for they didn’t do more.
Moral of the story:
Let us try to do as many good deeds as possible in this world so we don’t regret in the next world where these good deeds of ours will be transformed into great rewards.