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Monday, September 15, 2008
How Tight Is Your Rope?
I heard this story before and while browsing a some materials in the Internet I came to stumble upon this self-reflecting story. Here it goes:
There is a story of a cliffhanger, determined to reach the summit of a high mountain.After years of preparation, he began his adventure. Only he journeyed alone, because he wanted all the glory.
He began his ascent, and as daylight faded he decided to continue climbing. Night fell. The night fell heavy and he was overcomed by total darkness. The moonlight and starlights were hidden within the clouds. There was zero visibility
He was only a fer meters away from the summit when he slipped climbing a ridge and fell off, falling at frightening speed. While falling he could only see shadow-like figures in the darkness and felt the tug of gravity sucking him down. In those anguish moments he saw his life pass before his eyes.
He thought death was near when suddenly he felt the tighting of the rope aroud his waist that tied him to a nail embedded in the rock wall of the mountain.
In desperation, suspended in mid-air he screams "God, please help me!"
Then unexpectedly a deep voice from the heaven responds: "What would you have me do?"
"Do you really think I can save you?"
"Of course my Lord!"
"Well then, cut the rope."
There was a moment of silence, then the man tighten the rope around his waist.
The mountain rescue team tells a story of a man they found frozen to death, his hands wrapped firmly around a rope tied to his waist...
HANGING TWO FEET FROM THE GROUND...
So how tight are your ropes? Would you let go?