Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Pencil Parable

Here's a short parable that inspires me as a writer and a person:

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.

"There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, "before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be."

One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone's hand.

Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil.

Three: You will be able to correct mistakes you will make.

Four: The most important part of you will always be what's inside.

And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

And, if you haven't already, go back and reread this with God as the pencil maker and you as the pencil.

Author Unknown


Angel said...

Hello Gilbert. I have been going through your blog and you truly have a talent with words. This pencil parable was insightful. I will visit more often. Am interested in writing too but have accepted that the net will probably be my main medium.

Anonymous said...

Hello, we just heard this Parable at Church for the first time, since today we celebrate the children's day the pastor read this to the children, and we the adults got so impressed with it, God Bless your talent , hope you'll give us more of this, I just made six copies to give to each of my children to keep at their home and one for my son inlaw

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