A saint in the wrong place

I loved this short story written by +Paulo Coelho  and wanted to share it with you.

‘Why is it that some people can resolve the most complicated problems really easily, whilst others agonize over every tiny crisis and end up drowning in a glass of water?’ I asked.

Ramesh replied by telling the following story:
‘Once upon a time, there was a man who had been the soul of kindness all his life.
When he died, everyone assumed that he would go straight to Heaven, for the only possible place for a good man like him was Paradise.
The man wasn’t particularly bothered about going to Heaven, but that was where he went.

Now in those days, service in heaven was not all that it might be.
The reception desk was extremely inefficient, and the girl who received him gave only a cursory glance through the index cards before her and when she couldn’t find the man’s name, she sent him straight to Hell.
And in Hell no one asks to check your badge or your invitation, for anyone who turns up is invited in. The man entered and stayed.

Some days later, Lucifer stormed up to the gates of Heaven to demand an explanation from St Peter.
“What you’re doing is pure terrorism!” he said. “You sent that man down into Hell, and he’s completely undermining me! Right from the start, there he was listening to people, looking them in the eye, talking to them.
“And now everyone’s sharing their feelings and hugging and kissing. That’s not the sort of thing I want in Hell! Please, let him into Heaven!’

When Ramesh had finished telling the story, he looked at me fondly and said:

‘Live your life with so much love in your heart that if, by mistake, you were sent to Hell, the Devil himself would deliver you up to Paradise.’

Shared from Paulo Coelho's blog.

Check out his blog, you'll love it!
Love, Laura xoxo


  1. Love the story and your beautiful Jewelry.those earrings are so colorful.

  2. Love all the earrings!!! Each one so individually different yet outstanding! Where do you get those fab rusty findings do tell (or don't if you must keep a secret)! and what are those coral earrings? Are they poly clay?

  3. And loved the story! I got so overstimulated, I forgot to say that.

    1. Thank you so much Terri, I'm glad that you like them! Yes, the coral color earrings are some poly clay roses I made a few years ago and the findings, I oxidize them myself...You just gave me a good idea: I'm going to describe my "super secret oxidizing method" in my next blog post! :))
      Love your poly work!! xo

  4. Such a wonderful story! A good reminder to all... the earrings are lovely and lively and fun! Enjoy the day! Erin

  5. Such a wonderful story! A good reminder to all... the earrings are lovely and lively and fun! Enjoy the day! Erin

    1. Erin, thank you so much for the visit and for your lovely comment! Have an inspiring week!

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