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Of Mice And Elephants [ECUSA]
Stand Firm [LA] ^ | 7/25/2005 | Jackie Bruchi

Posted on 07/25/2005 6:46:33 PM PDT by sionnsar

HAT TIP to Ronda for forwarding this story with a reminder that it bears a striking similarity to the Elephant in the Room.

A Mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife opening 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 that 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 that 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. Now 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 that someone is facing a problem and think that it doesn't concern you, remember that 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 be willing to make that extra effort to encourage one another.

Posted by Jackie Bruchi at July 25, 2005 04:49 PM (GMT -6:00)


If anyone thinks the events in Connecticut are too far removed to affect them, they had better think again. If Mr. Smith is able to get away with his behavior, then any bishop, including your own, has a license to proceed in the same manner. ECUSA, by turning its back on the Word of God, is causing the Holy Spirit to depart from it. Scripture tells us it is the Holy Spirit, brooding over the chaos in the beginning that brought order to the planet. It was the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost that brought unity of understanding to the early Church. With His withdrawl, we are decending into
chaos once again and all of us are being affected by it - from the House of Bishops to the laity in the pew. That is part of God's judgement on this Church.# Posted by: David+ at July 25, 2005 07:10 PM

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant

1 posted on 07/25/2005 6:46:36 PM PDT by sionnsar
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To: sionnsar

what is this all about?

2 posted on 07/25/2005 7:31:42 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Mr. K

Go to the web page in my tagline, click on Recent Articles, and read any of the FR posts that come up with Connecticut, or CT 6, starting 7/13/2005, for the history of what's been happening in the Diocese of CT.

3 posted on 07/26/2005 9:09:06 AM PDT by sionnsar (†† || Iran Azadi || Kyoto: Split Atoms, not Wood)
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