Godfather Death

Godfather Death

A poor man had twelve children and had to work day and night in order just to feed them. Thus when the thirteenth came into the world, not knowing what to do in his need, he ran out into the highway, intending to ask the first person whom he met to be the godfather. The first person who came his way was our dear God, who already knew what was in his heart, and God said to him, Poor man, I pity you. I will hold your child at his baptism, and care for him, and make him happy on earth. The man said, Who are you? - I am God. - Then I do not wish to have you for a godfather, said the man. You give to the rich, and let the poor starve. Thus spoke the man, for he did not know how wisely God divides out wealth and poverty. Then he turned away from the Lord, and went on his way. Then the devil came to him and said, What are you looking for? If you will take me as your child's godfather, I will give him an abundance of gold and all the joys of the world as well. The man asked, Who are you? - I am the devil. - Then I do not wish to have you for a godfather, said the man. You deceive mankind and lead them astray. He went on his way, and then Death, on his withered legs, came walking toward him
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