When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Parable of the Popcorn

Tonight was family home evening.  I know, it is not Monday.  Because my husband works nights, we always have our family time on the weekend.  I received this a long time ago at one of my daughter's Young Women events.  I have kept it since and love the analogy.  I hope you enjoy it too.  We usually go over it once a year, in family home evening, with a bowl of homemade popcorn.  
It is the one home evening that everyone looks forward too!       

The Parable of the Popcorn

Behold at the time of the harvest, the ears of corn did bring forth
kernels which we dried and prepared for the popper's hand.

And then it was that the popper did take the kernels, all of which
appeared alike unto him, and did apply the oil and the heat.

And it came to pass that when the heat was on, some did explode with
promise and did magnify themselves an hundred fold, and some did burst
forth with whiteness which did both gladden the eye and satisfy the taste
of the popper. And likewise, some others did pop, but not too much.

But lo, there were some that did just lie there and even though the
popper's heat was alike unto all, they did bask in the warmth of the oil
and kept everything they had for themselves.

And so it came to pass that those which had given of themselves did bring
joy and delight to many munchers, but those which kept of the warmth and
did not burst forth were fit only to be cast out into the pail and though
of with hardness and disgust.

And thus we see that in the beginning all appear alike, but when the heat
is on, some come forth and give their all, while others fail to pop and
become as chaff to be discarded and forgotten.

1 comment:

  1. What a great way to teach an important principle. And I love that you do it every year. I think we need to be remined (even us adults) of how important our attitude and what we do with our challanges is in times of "heat" and it's a great tradition.