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This is the Parable of the Nokia and the Egg.
Girl A wakes up one morning and walks into the sitting area to have her coffee. She is greeted by an unsightly display of a broken egg shell next to a mobile phone.
Girl A knows this has been left by her flatmate Girl B, because she would never do such a thing as this.
Girl A asks Girl B, “Why have you left your egg shell on the breakfast table?”
Girl B replies, “I was already sat on the table, and I wanted to break the egg and stir it straight into my breakfast bowl.”
Girl A is not pleased with Girl B’s breakfast culture, because she thinks eggs should be broken and thrown away in the kitchen. She doesn’t even proceed to ask how the Nokia could be placed next to food waste.
But Girl A goes into her bedroom and thanks God for bringing Girl B into her life.
The disciple asked Jesus, “Teacher, why do you speak in parables? Please explain to me the story of the Nokia and the egg.”
Jesus replied, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like Girl A and Girl B living together. Girl A thinks Girl B has strange breakfast habits, but she is thankful for Girl B because she has added so much joy to her life.”
The disciple answered, “But Teacher, my motto in life is that everything must have its place. Pencils must sit in pencil holders, not loiter on window ledges. Cosmetics must belong on the dressing table in the bedroom, not on the bookshelf in the living room.”
Jesus replied, “It is not easy living with others, but it is my Father’s purpose for you to share your life with your brothers and sisters. My father says ‘It is not good for man to be alone’, and that ‘two is better than one’. Men and women were never made for solitude, but for fellowship with each other and with God.”
When Jesus had finished telling these stories and illustrations, he asked the disciple, “Do you understand all these things?”
“Yes,” the disciple said. “I do.”