Two angels met in heaven. One was beautiful. He had huge wings and everything he said sounded like the music of the world's best musicians.

The other angel was unremarkable, ordinary, even his wings were so small that he didn't dare to fly.

While the one angel talked and his musical voice was widely heard the ordinary angel became sad. "I'm so insignificant," he thought.

In his grief St. Peter knocked him on his short wings. "I need you for a mission," he said. "Thou shalt help people."

"But why me. Take that sunshine boy there. He will attract people's hearts immediately. He is far closer to the beauty and God's grace than I do."

"No," said Peter there. "It would result only in people following a bright light and everyone can do that. However, you're so insignificant that the humans have to create a fire of their own in order to understand your message. And an own light lasts a lifetime."
"Your friend here," Peter pointed to the pretty boy, "radiates just as long as we see him."


Jena Isle said...

It is such a touching story. Very well said, for the angel and for people . Such deep learnings from such a very short post. Thanks a lot.

By the way, do you create these stories? they're wonderful , they could be compiled in a book. Happy new year.

Petra Voegtle said...

Oh boy - even in heaven there is competition???? I think I am not going there - that's too much hazzle.
Never mind - LOL,
wish you a very Happy New Year!!

Dolly's Diary said...

Hi Ray,
I did not realize my ecard was on you blog today, but I am glad you dropped on me to remind me to drop on you. I love this story. It is very inspiring, it say's to all of us that we should not look at what we don't have, but what we do have.
If I miss dropping some days, it is just that I get busy, but your blog is one of my favorites.
Thanks for sharing,
Happy New Year,
Janet :)

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear Jena, thank you for the positive, refreshing comment. Well the stories appears in my mind, usually in a dream like feeling. I only write them down...Happy Blogging Jena

Dear petra, competition in heaven, maybe there is or could be since the angels appear not to be of equal powers and virtues.... Thank you for the wishes... Happy Blogging

Hi Janet, thank you for commenting,
Dear Janet, you are one of my favourite blogs,, and I won't stop visiting your site if you are busy.....

Anonymous said...

This took my heart

LilysGramma said...

Lovely story. Great moral. I really enjoy your posts. Keep up the good work!
oh and thanks for the comment on my blog.