There once lived a very stingy man who had buried all his money in his backyard beside a big pine tree. Every fortnight he would go there, dig it up and look at it for hours, and then bury the money back. One day a thief dug up the money and stole it all away. When the next time the man went to see his money, he found nothing, but an empty hole.
The man began to weep over his misfortune. One of his neighbours heard his cries and went running to see what had happened. When the neighbour found out the matter, he asked the stingy man, “Did you ever use the money?”
“No, I only used to look at it every fortnight”, said the stingy man.
“Well in that case,” said the neighbour, “for all the good that the money did to you, you can now continue coming every fortnight and look at this empty hole”
Moral of the Story:
- It is better to share the wealth that God has given us with the family and the needy than to keep it hidden away where it benefits no one. Having too much money doesn’t mean one is happy in fact he lives in the constant fear of losing it one day.
- The MONEY in the story can be compared to your God-given ABILITIES and TALENTS. USE YOUR ABILITIES DON’T JUST HOARD THEM. If you don’t make use of them at the right time when you are young and energetic, you will regret it when you become old. Work now to make your old-age happy and contented !