Friday, January 9, 2009


A naughty boy entered a crowded train. He played a trick to get a seat. He cried aloud, "Snake, snake!" The frightened passengers left the coach in a hurry and boarded other coaches on the train. The boy was very happy and easily occupied a wide vacant seat. The liar stretched himself out on the seat comfortably and soon fell asleep. After an hour, he opened his eyes and checked if he has reached his destination. He was surprised to find that the train was still at the station where he had boarded it. Confused, he came out and enquired. He was informed that the coach was disconnected for a detailed search for the snake. The rest of the train had left the station an hour ago. The liar was stranded on the isolated carriage.

We should not tell a lie even if telling the lie may give us money, power or pleasure. St. Paul advises, "No more lying, then! Everyone must tell the truth to his fellow-believer, because we are all members together in the body of Christ" {Ephesians 4: 25}. Jesus said, "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" {John 8: 32}.

By Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India.This is Story No.26 in this site. Please click ‘Older Post’ at the bottom of this page to read previous stories and click 'Newer Post' at the bottom of this page to read newer stories in this site. Please click on a word in the 'Story Themes' to read stories on that theme.

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