A poor man who had always asked God
to bless him was visited by angel Gabriel. The angel told him that God has
decided to answer his prayers and that he should mention his intention. However,
the angel added, whatever he would ask for, God will give his neighbour double
portion of it.
When he heard the second part of the deal his joys suddenly turn
sour. As a result of this, he asked the angel in return to go and come back the
next day while he thinks of what he wants. Throughout the night the man could
not sleep as he was disturbed by what God said. He said to himself, “so, if I ask
God for a house, he will give this my useless neighbor two of it emh? And if I ask
for one million Naira, he will give him two million? Okay,” he said to himself,
“if that be the case I know what to ask of God.”
and was ready to listen to the poor man. He asked the angel again, I suppose
you said, whatever God gives me he would do double for my neighbour?” the angel
said, “sure!” Then he told the angel to tell God that all he wants is that God should
make one his eyes go blind.