Saturday, June 12, 2010
Parable ofLord Have Mercy
A beggar came to Plato Negro askingfor change to get something to eat. Plato Negro knew the man to betalented so he denied the request, even though he had at least a hundreddollars in his pocket, including change, which was all the man wanted.
Whenthe beggar heard Plato Negro say no, he cried, "Lord have mercy!" andwalked away. The words Lord Have Mercy rang like a bell in Plato's ears,suddenly he was full of fear that God was speaking to him through thebeggar. No matter what Plato thought about the beggar, he knew God toldhim to have mercy and give the man some change--and hurry up about it!
Aboutthis time the beggar returned and Plato promptly reached into hispocket to get all his change for the beggar. Lord have mercy!