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Jesus began to teach in parables and he said: The Kingdom of God is like two brothers who were called by God to give up all they had and serve humanity.
The older responded to the call generously, though he had to wrench his heart from his family and the girl he loved and dreamed of marrying. He eventually went off to a distant land where he spent himself in the service of the poorest of the poor. A persecution arose in that country and he was arrested, falsely accused, tortured, and put to death.
And the Lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You gave me a thousand gold coins worth of service. I shall now give you a billion, billion coins of gold worth of reward Enter into the Kingdom of God.”
The younger boy 5 response to the call was less than generous. He decided to ignore it and go ahead and marry the girl he loved. He enjoyed a happy married life, his business prospered, and he became famous and rich. Occasionally he would give alms to the poor.
And when it was his turn to die, the Lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful sevant! You have given me ten gold coins worth of service. I shall now give you a billion-billion gold coins worth of reward. Enter into the Kingdom of God!” The older boy was surprised when he heard that his brother was to get the same reward as he. And he was pleased. He said, “Lord, knowing this as I do, if I were to be born and live my life again, I would still do exactly what I did for you. “