From Your Pastor

A friend of mine sent this to me, I felt it was really good enough and that

it ministered to me a great deal that I wanted you to see it. Most of us

have had some terrible times in our lives and others are experiencing

difficult times right now, while others will one day in the future go

through something that will cause sorrow or anger in their life. If you

take the advice given here in this simple story of a donkey and a well

then you will be a better person.

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well.


The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to

do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered

up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.


He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him.


They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.


At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly…


Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down.


A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well.


He was astonished at what he saw.


With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something



He would shake it off and take a step up.


As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he

would shake it off and take a step up.


Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge

of the well and happily trotted off!



troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not

stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.


Remember the five simple rules to be happy:


1. Free your heart from hatred – Forgive. (Mark 11:25)


2. Free your mind from worries – Most never happen. (Matthew 6:25-34)


3. Live simply and appreciate what you have. (Philippians 4:10-13, 19)


4. Give more. (2 Corinthians 8:1-12)


5. Expect less from people but more by faith in God. (Ephesians 3:14-21)