Parable of the Day: Points for Good Deeds

There was a man who died and went to heaven. An Angel met him at the pearly gates.
 
— You will need to score 100 points to pass through. Tell me about all your good actions that you’ve committed on earth, and I will tell you how many points you scored.
 
— Okay, — the man replied, — I lived with my wife for fifty years and never cheated on her, even in my thoughts.
 
— Great! — the Angel exclaimed. — You get three points!
 
— Just three?! — the man was astonished. — Alright. I went to church, tithed, and helped the poor all my life.
 
— Fantastic! — the Angel exclaimed. — You deserve two more points.
 
— Just two?!! — the man was surprised. — I opened a free soup kitchen and worked in a nursing home.
 
— That’s praiseworthy! You’ve earned four more points, — the Angel said.
 
— Four?!! — the man was desperate. — In this case, you can get into the paradise only by God’s grace!!!
 
— Welcome to the Heaven!
 
Translated from: azbyka.ru/days

 

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