Cracked!

scorp-section-eight-logoA water bearer had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a
pole, which he carried across his neck.

One pot had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always
delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked
pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only
one and a half pots full of water to his house.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect for
which it was made.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and
miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do

After 2 years of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to
the water bearer one day by the stream…

“I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to
leak out all the way back to your house.”

The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there were flowers only
on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?

That’s because I have always known about your flaw, and I planted flower
seeds on your side of the path. Every day while we walk back, you’ve
watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful
flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there
would not be this beauty to grace the house.”

                                       Moral:

Each of us has our own unique flaws. We’re all cracked pots. But it’s
the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very
interesting and rewarding. You’ve just got to take each person for what
they are, and look for the good in them.

One Response to “Cracked!”

  1. Lizelle Petzer Says:

    I love this Wayne.. this is so true in all of our lives

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