The Parable of the Mouse in the HouseA 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.

The Parable of the Mouse in the HouseRetreating 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 Parable of the Mouse in the HouseThe 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 Parable of the Mouse in the HouseThe 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.

The Parable of the Mouse in the HouseThat 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.

The Parable of the Mouse in the HouseWhen 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.

The Parable of the Mouse in the HouseFriends 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.

The Parable of the Mouse in the HouseSo many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. And the mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

The Parable of the Mouse in the HouseSo, 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 keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

The Parable of the Mouse in the HouseYOU MAY WANT TO SEND THIS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER HELPED YOU OUT.... AND LET THEM 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.

The Parable of the Mouse in the House

One of the best things to hold onto In this world is a FRIEND.

The Parable of the Mouse in the House