One day, while a woodcutter was cutting a branch of a tree above a river, his axe fell into the river. When he cried out, an angel appeared and asked, “Why are you crying?”
The woodcutter replied that his axe has fallen into water, and he needed it to make his living.
The angel went down into the water and reappeared with a golden axe.
“Is this your axe?” the angel asked. “No.” The woodcutter replied.
The angel again went down and came up with a silver axe.
“Is this your axe?” he asked.
Again, the woodcutter replied, “No.”
The angel again went down and came up with an iron axe.
“Is this your axe?” the angel asked.
“Yes.” The woodcutter answered.
The angel was pleased with the man’s honesty and gave him all three axes to keep, and the woodcutter went home happy.
Some time later the woodcutter was walking with his wife along the riverbank, and his wife fell into the river.
When he cried out, the angel again appeared and asked him, “Why are you crying?”
“Oh, my wife has fallen into the water!”
So the angel went down into the water and came up with Jennifer Lopez.
“Is this your wife?” the he asked.
“Yes,” cried the woodcutter.
The angel was furious. “You lied! That is an untruth!”
The woodcutter replied, “Oh, forgive me, my Lord. I have a valid reason. You see, if I had said ‘no’ to Jennifer Lopez, You would have come up with Catherine Zeta-Jones. Then if I also said ‘no’ to
her, you would have come up with my wife. Had I then said ‘yes,’ you would have given me all three. Lord, I am a poor man, and I am not able to take care of all three wives, so that’s why I said yes to Jennifer Lopez.” The angel was pleased again with the Man’s honesty and gave him _____________ (Fill it up yourself !! )
The moral of this story is:
Whenever a man lies, it is for a good reason !! , and for the benefit of others…!!