THE GREATEST GIFTArrangements for a wedding ceremony were in progress in a house. A lamb and a puppy belonging to the house were talking about their life in the house. They agreed that their master and other members of the family were providing them good food and care. “But what do we give them in return for their services?” asked the pup. The lamb replied, “I don’t know. But we must express our gratitude. I will ask my mommy and tell you later.”
A large number of guests arrived to participate in the wedding and the party. Everyone was happy.The master and his son, the bridegroom were busy greeting and welcoming the guests. But the lamb was weeping. Seeing this, the puppy asked the lamb, “Why do you cry, when everyone here is happy?”
The lamb replied, “Yesterday you asked me how we can express our thanks to our master. I went to ask my mom. But I saw her being slaughtered for our master. They removed her skin, cut her into pieces and cooked her body in a large vessel. They will enjoy her meat in today’s party. She showed me how to express our gratitude.” The lamb continued to cry. The puppy could not pacify the lamb.
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By: Dr. Babu Philip, Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India.