A Modern Parable

The animals met in assembly and began

to complain that humans were always

taking things away from them.


“They take my milk,” said the cow.

“They take my eggs,” said the hen.

“They take my flesh for bacon,” said the hog.

“They hunt me for my oil,” said the whale


The snail was the last to speak,

“I have something they would certainly

take away from me if they could. Something

they want more than anything else.

I have time.”


 You have all the time in the world if you would give it to yourself. What’s stopping you?

Love in my Master’s Name;

Fr Des Smit