A Journey Called LIFE

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  1. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    A Journey Called LIFE


    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 this warning :

    "There is a mousetrap in the house!, There is 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 is a mousetrap in the house!, There is 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 is a mousetrap in the house! There is 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

    -- 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.

    It was a venomous snake, whose tail was caught in the trap.

    The snake bit the farmer's wife.

    The farmer rushed her to the hospital.

    When she returned home she still had 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.

    Friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.

    To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.

    But, alas, the farmer's wife did not get well...

    She died.

    So many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them for the funeral luncheon.

    And 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 you 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 make an extra effort, to encourage one another.

    - REMEMBER -

    EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD, IN ANOTHER PERSON'S TAPESTRY.

    OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON.

    One of the best things to hold onto

    In this world is a FRIEND.
     
  2. Tracer

    Tracer G&G Aussie Dad

    very true , very true.
     

  3. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

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    If preachers wrote sermons as succinctly and eloquently as that story, I might be less inclined to ignore churches in general.
     
  4. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    That really gets your atention and makes you think....thanx.
     
  5. flyingbrkracing

    flyingbrkracing G&G Enthusiast

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    I use a flashlight when I check the traps!
     
  6. DaTeacha

    DaTeacha Things are not what they seem. Forum Contributor

    That story might well be applied to life of all forms. Readers and posters in the thread about wolves, take note. We need the wild critters - all kinds. Predators are not bad guys, deer are not good guys. Humans are the invaders, maybe the snake or the mouse trap in this story, or maybe the person who brought the trap home and inadvertently destroyed everything.
     
  7. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    Intertwined

    grizcty: Sir, what a story. It really sums up, how intertwined we all are with our world.
    Excellent moral