Warning this is the worst witness E-mail I have ever read. If you suffer from gag reflex or have just eaten do not read.
Excellent analogy and reminder for all of us...
There was this man who wanted to get into the paradise. He saw this
shop ahead of him called ' Paradise ' and walked in and asked the man
standing behind the counter 'how can I get into paradise?' The man
'No Problem man,' and gave him a 'five foot' plank and took
him to the
back of the store. He then showed him a long narrow winding road and
told him that he had to carry this plank all the way, and when he got to
the end, he would be in paradise.
So the man started on his journey walking up this narrow winding road.
He walked for miles and miles an
d the plank that he was carrying started
to get heavy, so he broke off a foot of the plank and continued walking.
He now had four feet of this plank left and as he progressed on his
journey, the plank once again started to get heavier and heavier. He
broke off another foot. He was now left with three feet. He continued
on his journey as he came closer, he saw this sign that said ' Paradise
'. Now in order for him to get into paradise he had to cross a cliff
that was ahead that had a 'five foot' gap!
The moral of the story is that Jehovah has arranged five weekly meetings
per week to take us through to paradise. If we miss one, (the one foot
that the man broke off) or even two, (the other foot that he broke off),
then we are missing a lot of meetings. This is not the time to be
slacking off no matter how tired we are on meeting nights. It is going
to get harder too. Next year we move to three meetings on one night; ifwe miss that day, we will be missing 'three meetings! So let us all
strive to be at each meeting, no matter how tired mentally or physically
we might be. I want to see you all in the 'paradise.'
So let us continue to fight the fine fight. We are too close now, can't
you feel it?