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#1: THE PARABLE OF THE PENCILS Author: Bulanggugo.... PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:42 am

The old pencil maker took his new pencils one by one and spoke to them before putting them into a box and sending them into the world. He told them,

There are five things you need to know and do before I send you out to the world. Always remember them and you will become the best pencil you can ever be:

1. You will be able to do many great things but only if you allow
yourself to be held in someone’s hand.
2. You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time,
endure it because you need them to make you a better pencil.
3. You will be able to correct any mistakes you make.
4. The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.
5. On every surface you are used, you must leave a mark and no matter the circumstances or conditions, you must continue to write.


If we allow ourselves to the instruments in the hands of God in bringing to pass much good among the people around us like our families, our neighbors, the stranger we meet along the way, even those we serve and work with, we can accomplish many great things.

The challenges and problems we experience through life, the pains and sorrows, and all manner of tribulations shall strengthen us and make us better individuals like the sharpening of the pencils.

As we repent of our sins and access the atonement of Jesus Christ, we have been assured of forgiveness, thereby erasing the sins and iniquities in our lives. We can then stand clean and pure at the time of reckoning.

It is now and always has been, what’s on the inside rather than what the outside looks like that matters, our dignity and character, our clean mind and body.

Throughout our entire life, we must strive to make a positive difference in the lives of all that we meet. Under all circumstances we must remain faithful and obedient, to be instruments in the hands of God in assisting others to fulfill the purposes for which we were born to accomplish….to be happy here and in the worlds to come.

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