Story of a Rabbi

“There is a story of a rabbi who asked to be shown the difference between heaven and hell. He was taken to a room with a big table. In the centre if the table was a bowl of food and around it sat a group of starving people. Each one held a spoon. They could reach out to the food, but their spoons were very long. They could not turn them round and put the food into their mouths. They were in hell.¬†then the rabbi was taken to another room. Here again there was a table with a bowl of food and round it a group of people holding long spoons. But these people looked cheerful and well fed. They were in heaven. And the difference? The latter had learned to feed one another, and no one was hungry. ”