Why God left man until the sixth day

By Paulo Coelho

A group of wise men met together in a castle in Akbar to discuss God’s works; they wanted to know why he had left creating man until the sixth day.

‘He wanted to get the Universe sorted out first so that we could have all its marvels at our disposal,’ said one.

‘He wanted to experiment with animals first so that he wouldn’t make the same mistakes when he created us,’ argued another.

A wise Jew turned up at the meeting. He was told the subject of discussion: ‘In your opinion why did God create man only on the final day?’

‘Very simple,’ said the wise man. ‘So that whenever we were afflicted by pride, we could reflect that, in the Divine scheme, even a mere mosquito had priority over us.’

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  1. Manchild says:

    Hello Mr. Coelho,

    I stumbled across your blog a few minutes ago. What a pleasant surprise.

    Your insightful post reminds me that God’s thoughts and ways are not like ours. As you know, God always does the unexpected when we least expect it.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Manchild

  2. Damien says:

    SIX : Too simple because He loves (who)man!

  3. Chus says:

    I just see it as a lesson of humility. We are not the best creation as we dare to think sometimes, just one more among all. The world wasn’t created for us only, and we aren’t he most important in it.

  4. Tania says:

    Its all in the details ,the beauty and wonder of even a mozzie .Blessings Tania

  5. Medea says:

    I’ve got 2 theories:

    1. Well, no meal is complete without that extra spice or zest, that last secret ingredient – that what man/woman is in this big meal called world, the spice that makes it interesting and exotic, you can eat the meal without the spices but god what a difference it makes…
    2. God did it for himself/herself. Well the way I see it god wanted to create something, he/she did, but was not happy because there was no one around to appreciate this creation, so he/she created man for his/her own vanity…
    You can pick whichever strikes your mood at the moment ;)

  6. Chus says:

    I just smile, and of course agree with the wise Jew.

  7. agnieszka says:

    I think I saw this story before on WOL.(?)

  8. Leaf says:

    I feel like being cynical so i will say;
    ” a day to the Lord is like a thousand years an a thousand years is like a day”
    therefore
    god made man on the final day so that He could enjoy the whole of creation before man came along and inevitably mucked it all up!!

    Question is;
    How long do we have, to put it all right again?

    Extra Love to all, my beauties
    xxxx