Sunday, June 12, 2005

The Bible

A young man from a wealthy family was about to graduate from high school. It was a custom in that affluent neighborhood for the parents to give the graduate an automobile. This young man and his father had spent months looking at cars, and the week before graduation, they found the perfect car. He was certain that the car would be his on graduation night.

Imagine his disappointment when, on the eve of his graduation, his father handed him a gift-wrapped Bible! He was so angry, he threw the Bible down and stormed out of the house. He and his father never saw each other again. It was the news of his father's death that brought him home again.

As he sat one night, going through his father's possessions that he was to inherit, he came across the Bible his father had given him. He brushed away the dust and opened it to find a cashier's check, dated the day of his graduation, in the exact amount of the car they had chosen.


Adapted from Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

10 comments:

elson said...

wow this is a good story(it is a story or a real one?)i am very touch about it and hope that u can post the stories like this as much as u can?i will coming back for check for yr post^.^ k bye bye and keep it up!!!


To be continue...

Plunny said...

I"m not very sure whether it's a real or just a story..but i assumed it's a real life one since i adapted it from the Chicken Soup lah...I'll post more when i'm free..Thanks

|^2Sane| said...

but.. but.. whats wrong with a Bible?

Plunny said...

There's nothing wrong with a bible...guess it reflect how materialistic is the young man..since he's from a wealthy family...

|^2Sane| said...

It doesn't make sense to put in a Bible and not talk with your son until your death bed just because of a misunderstanding. There is something wrong with the story.

Anonymous said...

as with most bible stories, they aim for maximum 'emotion' impact rather than trying to make sense. I've really yet to read one that really make sense.

|^2Sane| said...

What does that mean? This is another cheap shot for my emotion? =( This is a bad story!

I have to admit though Chicken Soup sometimes do have fabricated stories regardless how the author of the book wants to show its credibility.

Plunny said...

Thanks for the comments...First..i just copied it from Chicken Soup...regardless whether it's real or just a make up story....Secondly....It's not a personal aim to anyone...I just enjoy the piece and posted it..Thirdly...This has nothing to do with those bible "stories"..Whether it make sense or not...It's not my concern....And...If there's something wrong with the story..look for the author...Not me..!!
Well...i just posted it coz i like it....Nothing else...And thank u very much for all the comments...=D

|^2Sane| said...

It is enjoyable story until I try to make sense of it..

|^2Sane| said...

Not that I'm blamming you or anything.. *lol*