- Thu May 26, 2011 2:26 pm
A friend of mine wrote a parable recently and shared it with me. I asked him if I could pass it along for others to read. Since he has said yes, I will share it with you all:
A potter made a clay jar and when he was finished the jar said to him, "Who the F are you old man?"
Potter: "You can call me Ancient of Days, but I'd prefer if you refer to me as your heavenly father. I just made you out of my finest materials."
Clay Jar: "I wanted to have the same composition as LOGOS. You gipped me old man."
Potter: "There is only one LOGOS, and I made him first with everything I had of that substance. You are like Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Uriel. You will have an important role as they do, and I have big plans for you."
Clay Jar: "Well what about the plans I have for myself. Don't they matter to you?"
Potter: "They do, and I see and know all things even prior to them happening."
Clay Jar: "Did you see me giving you the finger right now?"
Potter: "Yes, that and much more. Did you notice the glaze on your outsides, insides, and top?"
Clay Jar: "No, what does it say?"
Potter: "I'll tell you when I'm ready."
Clay Jar: "Here is what I think. It says King of Kings, Lord of Lords. I'm going to use my talents to rule the earth, and maybe even replace you too old man. I got what it takes and nobody can stop me, not even you, as I am smarter than all."
Potter: "Yes, I won't kill you as I am creative, full of mercy and loving kindness. Your own actions will take care of you, then you will only have yourself to blame."
Clay Jar: "I don't know if I follow you on that. I'm not going to destroy myself, and if I did, I'd take the entire earth with me to the bottojm of the ocean."
Potter: "Now I'll tell you about that glaze, what you will clearly see when you are placed in the KILN. On the outside is written Pride. On the inside is written SIN. ON the Top is written the name that I gave to you, LUCIFER, but you will use many other names."
Clay Jar: "That's right. I will name myself. Who are you to do that for me old man?"
Potter: You should be more interested in the other two. Pride is your achilles heel and you will not have the KEYS or an IRON ROD at your disposal. Sin because that is what you will fill up your vessel with; murder, deception, manipulation, lies, sexual immorality, lust, gluttony, envy, idolatry, greed, thievery, and every other possible abomination of righteousness there can be in this world."
Clay jar: "Sexual immorality?"
Potter: "Yes, you will breed with forbidden women and produce abominations. You will also use sex as a method of torture."
Clay jar: "So be it then. You know that I would have figured that out for myself anyways."
Potter: "Look you are in total control of your own decisions and I never invade free will castles, so you are your own even though I made you. Go and do as you like, I won't stop you, but I will do is inform you of the benefits and consequences of your choices."
Clay jar: "I think I'll be fine figuring out those things all by myself."
Potter: "So be it. Go your way little clay jar, but if you so choose that word on your outside, PRIDE, can easily be changed into LOVE. But as you go along, it will get harder and harder for you to return and take your rightful and lofty place among all of the others, and its a goodly position."
Clay Jar: "Blah blah blah. I tell you what, I'm going to wreck your garden."
Potter: "Then consider these consequences: I'll punish you for that action by making you HIDEOUS to bestow."
Clay Jar: "Try me. I don't experiment, I just do it. I'm smarter than you and can do it better. Your garden of the benevolent dictatorship is crap."
Potter: "My ways are mysterious, righteous, and true. You will not understand until its too late if you do not repent. May truth, goodness, and beauty abide in you little clay jar. Its never to late to be what you thought you could have become."
Clay Jar: "Exactly, and I'm going to be a self made being. Watch me."
Potter: "Oh, I will."