The 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?‘

He was  devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

Retreating to the  farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the  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.‘

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.

She  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.

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.

In the book of Genesis,

Cain  said this about Abel, his brother, to our God:

‚Am I my brother’s  keeper?‘

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.

LET EVRYONE WHO HAS EVER HELPED YOU OUT KNOW

HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE.

REMEMBER:

EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER

PERSON’S TAPESTRY;

OUR LIVES ARE WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A  REASON

(author unknown)

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