Monday, 30 July 2007

Fable for Contemporary Catholics #2

THE WOLVES thus addressed the Sheepdogs: "Why should you, who are like us in so many things, not be entirely of one mind with us, and live with us as brothers should?

We differ from you in one point only.

We live in freedom, but you bow down to and slave for men, who in return for your services flog you with whips and put collars on your necks. They make you also guard their sheep, and while they eat the mutton throw only the bones to you.

If you will be persuaded by us, you will give us the sheep, and we will enjoy them in common, till we all are surfeited."

The Dogs listened favorably to these proposals, and, entering the den of the Wolves, the wolves sealed the entrance and circled the sheepdogs.

"Fools! If you were so willing to betray the human who has fed you, and the sheep you protect, what makes you think we could ever trust you ? Because of your treachery we will eat the sheep, we will eat the humans, but first we will eat you !"

Too late to change their fate ; the sheepdogs were set upon and torn to pieces.

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