Friday, December 4, 2009


Once upon a time it was announced that the devil
was going out of business and would sell all
his equipment to those who were willing to pay the price.

On the big day of the sale,
all his tools were attractively displayed.
There were Envy, Jealousy, Hatred, Malice, Deceit, Sensuality, Pride,
Idolatry, and other implements of evil display. Each of the tools was
Marked with its own price tag.

Over in the corner by itself was a harmless looking,
wedge-shaped tool very much worn, but still it bore a
higher price than any of the others.
Someone asked the devil what it was, and he answered,
"That is Discouragement."
The next question came quickly,
"And why is it priced so high even though
it is plain to see that it is worn more than these others?"

Because replied the devil,
"It is more useful to me than all these others.
I can pry open and get into a man's heart with that
when I cannot get near him with any other too
Once I get inside, I can use him in whatever way
suits me best. It is worn well because
I use it on everybody I can,
and few people even know it belongs to me."

This tool was priced so high that no one could buy it, and to this day it has never been sold.
It still belongs to the devil,
and he still uses it on mankind.

-author unknown-


Tiger said...

And no matter what or who discourages you, you must NEVER GIVE UP!

masterwordsmith said...

Dear Tiger,

Very true! Take care and may God bless and keep you and yours safely!


Ummie said...

These tools are cancerous -
It starts with a dot in the heart and will spread like wildfire before we realise we've been tricked into get-even, retaliation, revenge...
In the name of 'I'm Feeling Satisfied Now."

masterwordsmith said...

Very well expressed, Ummie. Thanks for sharing such elegant and profound thoughts. Take care and keep in touch.


Tranquility said...

Wow.. what a develish wicked tool that is

masterwordsmith said...

Hi Dr Tranquility

Lovely to see you again...

Yup it is one devilish tool that we must not use!

Take care and best wishes to you.