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St. Peter’s Tour

St. Peter’s Tour
David Bault

A newly arrived soul in Heaven was met by St. Peter.

St. Peter and the soul took the A-tour around Heaven.

They walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels.

St. Peter stopped in front of the first section and said, “This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.”

The soul looked at the section, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.

They went on until they reached the second section.

St. Peter told the soul, “This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the living persons who asked for them.”

The soul noted again how busy it was.

There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.

Finally at the farthest corner of the room, the soul stopped at a very small station. To the surprise of the soul, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. “This is the Acknowledgment Section,” St. Peter told the soul.

“How is it that? There’s no work here?”

“So sad,” St. Peter sighed. “After people receive the blessings they asked for, very few send acknowledgments.”

“How does one acknowledge God’s blessings?

“Simple,” St. Peter answered. “Just say, “‘Thank you, Lord’.”

“What blessings should they acknowledge?”

“If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to
sleep… you are richer than 75% of this world. “If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.
“And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1 % in the world who has that opportunity. ”

Also. “If you woke up this morning with more health than illness … you are more blessed than the millions who will not even survive this week.

“If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation … you are ahead of 700 million people in the world.

“If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death … you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world. “If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you are unique to all those in doubt and despair.”

“Okay, what now? How can I start?”

“If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special, and, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.”

Have a good day, count your blessings, and if you want, pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

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