What follows is a story that I was told the Russians tell about us:
One day God got up exhausted from governing the planet and so He decided to divide the whole globe into pieces, call all the different nations and give them a piece each, so that from then onwards they would be responsible for their piece of land and He could retire .
After he finished the division he called them all, told them his reasons and gave each nation its own land. All the people left the reunion satisfied and God himself was very relieved. But as he started enjoying his relaxation he heard a group of noisy people approaching. They were making such a havoc that God himself couldn’t say whether they were fighting or enjoying themselves playfully. Many of them were singing and laughing…
“Oh my Self” God said, “the Greeks! Late as usual! Now what?”
As they got close to Him, he told them distribution was over and that He did not know what to do with them. Greek havoc became louder but somehow… friendly. So God took a deep breath and told them: “Listen, I’ve given away the whole planet to the different nations, all of it, and there remains just a little piece in the sun that I’ve kept for Myself. I’m going to give it to you and I’ll be visiting you from time to time when I need a rest.”
You see, we were even late in claiming our piece of Land!
I always liked the story and I smile when sometimes I think it is pure Grace that makes us survive!!!!