A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She said, “I don’t think I know you but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”
“Is your husband home?” they asked.
“No,” she said. “He’s out.
“Then we cannot come in,” they replied.
In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. “Go tell them I am home and invite them in!”
The woman went out and invited the men in.
“We do not go into a house together,” they replied.
“Why is that?’ she asked
One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to the other, “He is Success, and I am Love.” Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.”
The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. “How nice,” he said. Then let us invite Wealth Let him come in and fill our home with wealth.
His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?”
Their daughter-in-law joined in with her own suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home would then be filled with love!”
Her in-laws agreed. The woman went out and asked the three old men, “Which of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.” Love got up and started walking towards the house. The other two also got up and followed him.
Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: “I only invited Love; why are you coming in?”
The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would have stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him.
Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!”