The greatest gift is Love

by Stephen on November 20, 2012 · 53 comments

in Inspirational Stories

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.

She said, “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”

“Is the man of the house home?”, they asked.

“No”, she said. “He’s out.”

“Then we cannot come in”, they replied. In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.

“Go tell them I am home and invite them in!” The woman went out and invited the men in. “We do not go into a House together,” they replied.

“Why is that?” she wanted to know. One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, “He is Success, and I am Love.” Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.”

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. “How nice!!”, he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!”

His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?”

Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!”

“Let us heed our daughter-in-law’s advice,” said the husband to his wife. “Go out and invite Love to be our guest.”

The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.” Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: “I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?”

The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!”

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1 Ann November 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Very nice!

2 Nelson November 20, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I love reading this story… Let there be love in our lives.

God bless.

3 Noeme D. Catayas November 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm

So nice… love is really the answer to all our hearts desire. May the God of LOVE bless and keep us always.

4 Romes November 20, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Yh! Very meaningful.

5 Surajit November 20, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Very much inspiring.

6 Afrin November 20, 2012 at 11:47 pm

So true and touching.

7 Vicky November 21, 2012 at 3:04 am

It’s the best thing as long as it’s pure and true luv..

8 Felix Wanjohi November 21, 2012 at 3:07 am

Really interesting…..surely love is the greatest of all!

9 Nadin November 21, 2012 at 4:22 am

Touching. As we said before love in its meaning is respect and love is a word that summarize our good acts..

It’s true and inspiring.

God bless all of us and may Love be all over the world to live in peace..

10 Rina November 21, 2012 at 6:44 am

Even Jesus says without love, it is like an empty pot. Awesome!!!

11 Karthick Kumar November 22, 2012 at 3:40 am

So nice and true! 🙂

12 Eliana Shenoy November 24, 2012 at 11:21 am

Awesome story and I agree with it.

13 Camilia November 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

It’s the greatest story I ever read, LOVE is really the best gift.

14 Saranya Elangovan November 26, 2012 at 10:36 am

I Love this story….

15 Jeff Spikes November 27, 2012 at 1:04 am

I am in love with this short story!! Well put and during the center of the story is when I was like aw man this is getting good, best short story of this month, much appreciation to owner/owners of story.

16 Anil November 27, 2012 at 6:57 am

It’s really a great story to full-fill your life with love……

17 Marco Moris November 27, 2012 at 10:06 am

I smilled at the end AND am still smilling till further notice.

18 Khanz November 29, 2012 at 10:21 am


19 Anuradha Jayasekara- Monaragala November 30, 2012 at 12:37 am

It is obvious that “TRUE LOVE” can make us success and wealth!

20 Anonymous December 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Love is all we really need…

21 Gita December 5, 2012 at 1:24 am

Very true! Where there is love, there is everything!!!

22 Irfan December 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Good one …. 🙂

23 Mary sion January 21, 2013 at 8:56 am

The true love of God can save many souls.

24 Divya January 29, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Awesome story… it teaches us the importance of love in our life.

25 Ayan February 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

It is truly awsomeeeeeeee.

26 Kunnel February 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Just landed on this page accidentally… was working for almost 16 hours till now.. mind was not working… thought of reading something to get a break and landed here.

It made me understand what I was missing in my life, was running behind success & wealth… Well its 11:59… the day is going to change, so am I. Thanks a billion. It takes a second to change life.. it has become true with me.

27 Roxette March 17, 2013 at 9:45 am

What a nice story.. I hope everybody realizes the message it brings..the author was a genius…

28 Jose April 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm

First thing we should have faith, trust, worship in God and secondly peace, mercy and love joyfulness…

29 Shandly Lee Domogma June 6, 2013 at 9:14 am

I really love this story, it appreciates me a lot as a student. Good job! God bless to the one who makes this!!!

30 Edison Tom June 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm

It’s a good write-up.

31 Pr David June 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Nice one.

32 R N Mukherjee July 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Great ! Let God shower Love to all of us.

33 Robert July 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm

This story is amazing.

34 Joseph patrick July 10, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Wow I am so grateful to read this. I am just touched with the love of God.

35 Khaila Galvez July 25, 2013 at 3:33 am

I was amazingly awakened by this story, I now realized that if you have love in your life you will get everything.. love is the most powerful tool in our lives.

Live with love!!! and I commended someone who wrote this story.. it was great.. have you many inspirational stories to write. more power.

36 Dunama Kasimu Azara July 29, 2013 at 1:12 am

It’s real and fancy, keep it up. Thank u all.

37 Naimesh July 29, 2013 at 8:45 am

It’s really nice to read and to share.

38 Pranitha August 24, 2013 at 7:07 am

Amazing!!! A Simple story reminds us what we always knew but have forgotton in keeping up with our busy schedule.

39 Karma Sonam September 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

Really good and inspiring..!!!

40 Keshav Dwivedi September 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

I like it very much.

41 Suresh Nellikkal November 15, 2013 at 1:46 am

There is nothing as important as love.

42 Rabiah November 25, 2013 at 3:06 am

Very nice… very important part of life is love ! There is nothing without LOVE everyone must know it.

43 Manmohan December 30, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Very nice…

44 Dely Uy April 6, 2014 at 8:21 am

The Greatest gift of God to mankind (Love) while we yet a sinner

45 jailly June 20, 2014 at 2:44 am

Truely LOVE covers all.

May love overflow in our hearts 🙂

46 Pecaan September 12, 2014 at 9:21 am

When you invite Love into your life, Wealth and Success will then follow..

My interpretation of the story. Great story!!

47 Paa kwesi hozaya October 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm

This is really a nice inspiring piece
I really love
kudos to de author

48 Pankaj March 5, 2015 at 4:33 pm

Awesome. Really inspiring. Million thanks for sharing this wonderful story!!!!

49 David Jenkins May 26, 2015 at 1:41 am

I think that this makes a great statement.

50 Sagar chauhan February 23, 2017 at 2:51 pm

Very nice story…

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