Saturday, 22 September 2012

The sorry ass


One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing.

He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Enough of that ... The donkey later came back, and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him.

The gash from the bite got infected and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.

MORAL OF THE STORY

When you do something wrong, and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you.

14 comments:

  1. That's a great story, Victor - very clever! I think there might be something wrong with your morals, though;-)

    God bless:-)

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  2. Oh dear ... have I sinned once again?

    God bless you Vicky. Thank you for visiting me again and for commenting. I much appreciate it.

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  3. LOL. Oh my goodness! A great story about putting one foot in front of the other and a funny joke at the same time! I agree with Vicky - Very clever!

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  4. Thank you so much Colleen.

    God bless you.

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  5. A really great story. Fun to read and with a moral we all need to be reminded of. You should write more of these.

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  6. Thank you Barb for your encouragement and support. I'll try to think up more stories to post here.

    God bless you Barb.

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  7. This was too good not to share...my whole family thanks you for the laugh! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Lisa Maria. Glad to hear I made you all laugh.

      God bless.

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  8. I use to have a preacher friend who did a whole sermon about "shaking it off" re: St Paul in Acts 28:5 (Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects)

    Thanks Victor, There is so much wisdom in your story...And once again I needed to hear it. +

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    1. Thanks Caroline. We so often, as I know too well, get overcome with our problems rather than shake them off with good Faith that Our Lord will help us.

      God bless you.

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  9. Ha! That's funny and so true!

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    1. I'm so pleased I made you smile Monica.

      God bless.

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  10. Hi Victor,
    Lol! Nope, nothing wrong with your morals! The story is inspiring and makes good sense to me. I agree that we can use trials as stepping stones and I love how you use humor to make your point. (Things do tend to come back and bite us when we try to cover our asses - I've seen this firsthand!)

    God bless!

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  11. Thank you Mary for your kind comments. I'm so pleased I made you smile.

    I usually cover my ass with my morals.

    God bless.

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