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This is the most comprehensive website on the internet devoted specifically to spiritual stories. Although there is a very large collection of parables, many of the spiritual stories are written by and for people just like yourself. Contributions are welcome, so please feel free to submit your favorite spiritual story using the link at the bottom of the page. Enjoy! :)

Featured Spiritual Story:
To Die Like An Angel

One evening we went out and rescued four people off the streets. One of them was in a desperate condition. I told the sisters, "You take care of the others. I will care or this one who is worse off."

I did everything for her that my love could do. I put her into bed, and I saw a beautiful smile light up her face. She squeezed my hand and only managed to say two words...
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Featured Spiritual Parable:
Three Men Trapped

"A philosopher, a scientist and a simple man - none of whom could swim - were trapped in a cove with sheer cliff faces. They split up, but the tide kept coming in. Rescuers lowered a rope with a safety harness.

The philosopher said...
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Spiritual Movie Review:
The Last Sin Eater

The Last Sin Eater 
This tale of adventure and suspense, sorrow and redemption, and ultimately peace and enlightenment is a movie not to be missed. The first time I read the title I thought it would be a horror movie, but it is actually based on the Celtic practice of a "Sin Eater" who is only present at funerals to take upon (eat) the sins of the deceased, so that they may pass into the afterlife innocent and pure.

I'd really like to talk a more about this movie, but there's so much depth to it on many levels I don't know where to start. At its heart, this is a movie about a town of people who carry painful secrets as they unlock their torturous past and take a step closer to their true nature.

There are a couple of short violent scenes that may be difficult to watch, yet their presence is integral to the plot. This film is rated PG-13 so the violence isn't graphic, but if it does bother you then just mute for a minute and fast forward or turn your head away and you won't miss much.
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Spiritual Book Review:
The Gift of Story: A Wise Tale About What Is Enough by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

  Spiritual Book: The Gift of Story: A Wise Tale About What Is Enough
I decided to get this book after reading a great quote from it, and was surprised when the book that arrived seemed smaller than the smallest children's book! So as I'm sure you can imagine, whatever review I write here will barely be able to do the book justice without revealing too much of what it is about.

What I will say is this: I thoroughly enjoyed this Gift of Story, and am grateful to own it. I will revisit this story periodically, to glean its wisdom once again, and I will share this book with others. Sometimes what we need most is not a new story, but rather, the wisdom from a story passed down through many voices and generations.

This is the kind of book that can be passed along to others easily, and by doing so, we continue to share the Gift of Story. In doing so, we experience the wisdom contained within the title of this book: about what is "enough."
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Spiritual Quote of the Moment

"Anything that we feel compelled to control or fight with already controls us."
- Guy Finley
 
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