One peg is all it needs

There’s a story from Haiti about a man who wanted to sell his house but only got one offer for it, which was much less than he wanted. So he agreed on a purchase price of one thousand dollars, but with one stipulation: the seller would retain ownership of one small nail protruding from the door. After several years, the original owner wanted the house back, but the new owner was unwilling to sell. So the first owner found the carcass of a dead dog, and hung it from the single nail he still owned. Soon the house became unlivable, and the family was forced to sell the house to the owner of the nail. This story is a good illustration of what happens to a person who wants to be spiritually renewed but still leaves a peg available for their old way of life to hang its garbage on. Eventually, the old owner will be back.

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