The Most Important Word

A woman came out of her home and saw Three Old Men
She said, “I don’t think I know you. Please come in and have something to eat.”

They asked; “Is the man of the house at home?”
“No, he is out”
. “Then we cannot come in”
In the evening, when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. “Go and invite them in”, he said.

The woman went and invited them in.
“We do not go into a house together.”
Why is that?”

One of them then explained; “He is Wealth and the other is Success and I am Love.

Now ask your husband which one of Us is invited in.”

The woman told her husband what was said. “Since that is the case, lets invite Wealth His wife disagreed. “My dear why don’t we invite “Success?”

Their daughter jumped in with her suggestion; “Would it not be better to invite Love? “Let us heed our Daughter’s advice” said the husband to his wife.

The woman went out and asked the Three Old Men, “Which one of you is Love. Please come in and be our guest. Love got up and starting walking toward the house.

The other Two got up and followed him. Surprised the Woman asked; “Why are you coming in?” The Old Men replied together “If you had invited Wealth or Success the Other two of us would have stayed out. But since you invited Love, wherever he goes, We go with him”.

Akella Gourisankar
Management Advisor
Patna Area, India

Dictionaries are filled with words and their meaning. We are taught how to correctly spell them and given an interpretation of how they came to be.

What is not included, is the rating of which of these words has the most important affect on our lives. In fact if you think about it and look at what is going on in our lives every day, there is only one word, above all others, that has the most impact on our lives.

That word is love. No matter what your religious or personal belief, the fact is that all faiths are based on the word love. The love between two persons forms the basis of all human goodness.

Think about this; when we are born we have a love relationship with our parents. As we grow and leave that “Love” affair and our parents play a different role in our lives we move into a love relationship with another human being.

Our lives are forever affected by the love we share with our Creator, our family, our friends and the community.

There is nothing sadder than to watch the events that are taking place in our society as love is being replaced by hatred and distrust.

As the holiday season, a time for love and sharing, comes to a close, stop and think about what you can do to recognize the most important word in the dictionary — love, and enrich your life with its meaning and power.

Happy Holidays

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