Learn from the Barber!
A man went to a barbershop to have his
hair cut and his beard trimmed.
As the barber began to work,
they began to have a good conversation.
They talked about so many things
and various subjects.
When they eventually touched
on the subject of God,
the barber said:
‘I don’t believe
‘Why do you say that?’ asked the
customer. ‘Well, you just have
to go out in the street to realize
that God doesn’t exist.
Tell me, if God exists, would
there be so many sick people?
Would there be abandoned
If God existed,
there would be neither
suffering nor pain!
I can’t imagine a loving God
who would allow all of these things.’
The customer thought for a moment,
but didn’t respond because he didn’t want to start an argument.
The barber finished his job
and the customer left the shop.
Just after he left the barbershop,
he saw a man in the street with long,
stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed
He looked dirty and unkempt.
The customer turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber:
‘You know what?
Barbers do not exist.’
‘How can you say that?’
asked the surprised barber.
‘I am here, and I am a barber.
And I just worked on you!’
‘No!’ the customer exclaimed.
‘Barbers don’t exist because if they did,
there would be no people with dirty
long hair and untrimmed beards,
like that man outside.’
‘Ah, but barbers DO exist!
That’s what happens when people
do not come to me.’
‘Exactly!’ affirmed the customer.
‘That’s the point! God, too, DOES exist!
That’s what happens when people do not
go to Him and don’t look to Him for help.
That’s why there’s so much
pain and suffering in the world.