A man spoke with the Lord about heaven and hell. The Lord said to the
man "come, I will show you hell." They entered a room where a group of hungry
people sat around a huge pot of cooking stew. Everyone in the room was starving. Each
person held a spoon that reached the pot but each spoon had a handle so much longer than
their own arms that it could not be used to get the stew into their own mouths. The
suffering was terrible. "Come now, I will show you heaven" the Lord said.
They entered a room identical to the first, the big pot of stew, the group of people and
the same long-handled spoons. But here everyone was happy and well nourished. "I
don't understand" said the man. "Why is everyone happy here and miserable in the
other room? Everything is the same."
"Here, said the Lord, they have learned to SERVE each other."
Addendum -- Galatians 5:13-14 (NKJ) "For you brethren, have been called to liberty;
only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love SERVE one
another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: 'You shall love your
neighbor as yourself.'"