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Mouse Story...

 

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning. "There's a mousetrap in the house! There's a mousetrap in the house!"

 

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it." The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There's a mousetrap in the house! There's a mousetrap in the house!"

 

The pig sympathized, but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers." The mouse turned to the cow and said "There's a mousetrap in the house! There's

a mousetrap in the house!"

 

The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose." So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone.

 

 

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house -- like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital, and she returned home with a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient. But his wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer's wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

 

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn't concern you, remember -- when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

 

 

kL

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Urg... normally I despise cutesy parables like this (perhaps too much exposure to Reader's Digest as a kid)... but okay, that was nice -- warmed the cockles of me heart (...whatever the fudge a cockle is and what the hell is it doing in my heart anyway?).

 

Actually, it reminded me a lot of (looks up quote):

 

In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I did not speak up, because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak up, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak up, because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I did not speak up, because I was not a Catholic. Then they came for me... and by that time, there was no one to speak up for anyone.

-- Martin Niemoeller, Pastor,

German Evangelical (Lutheran) Church

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Normally don't pass along cutsie little homolies and such, they piss me off.. This one lacked the religious component of 99.999999999999999999999% of the rest of the crap that comes to Inbox..

 

kL

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Kinda reminds me of my conversation with Openminded over in THIS THREAD.

 

Yeah, there's a trap in the house!

Everybody needs to help get rid of it

before it does what it came here to do. :mellow:

 

Very nice Nivek.

 

Does Fwee know your telling stories about his relations?

 

I would think that there was something seriously wrong with Nivek if he WASN'T telling stories about my relations. :HaHa:

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