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The Weight of SIN

I am from the Middle East, and I always enjoy discussions with friends from that part of the world.  Once I said to them, “Do you know that most people believe that in the final judgment, God will put their good deeds on one side of the balance scale, and their evil deeds on the other side, and in this way decide their eternal fate – whether they go to heaven or to hell?”

They responded, “Yes, don’t you think so too?”

I was silent for a moment, then commented, “Since most people believe that, I gave it some serious thought.  After all, what’s the use of gaining the whole world, if at the end I lose my soul?  But the more I thought about it the more trouble I had with the idea.”

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Do You Know Your Enemies?

Sammy is a good friend of mine.  We are both from the Middle East.  He is intelligent, sincere and very strong.  Once he told me, “You are always nice to people; you probably have no enemies.”

I said, “No Sammy, you are wrong.  I have many enemies, and they are very powerful.”

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