A lion and a liar.
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It’s another end of the weekend here on my side of the world. Hehe. Another Sunday to kick off with great news and glad tidings. Monday is surely fast approaching and we are all prepared for the day. We keep our hopes up that we would be graced to witness the great day and many more.
Thanks to the source that created life and all in it. We are alive today not by our power but by his mercy over us all.
A few days ago I wrote an article about the prodigal son. I remembered the storybook we read in school then, The drawings on the book cover and everything. So it also brought about another memory of a story we read back then. It was indeed a memorable one and full of lessons.
Thanks so much for the encouragement ❤️
The story was titled The lion and a liar.
It was all about a man who lived in a little village and his house was down the hillside, he was alone in his house but all around his building was filled with bushes and big trees. Yeah, most times neighboring houses encounter wild and dangerous animals like snakes, scorpions, wild boars, and some other wild animals too. They would have to gather their strength together and make sure the wild animal never survives just for their safety.
There was a day this man who lives alone in his house surrounded by bushes got drunk and decided to play some prank on the villagers. He came out of his home and started screaming!! Lion!! Lion!! Please help!! Lion!!
Everyone came out with their tools to his rescue. After they came out to rescue him they realized he was just playing some prank on them. He smiled and told them it was just a lie. Everyone went back home in annoyance.
After a few weeks, he decided to play another prank on them again so he came out to shout again! Lion! Lion! They turned out to save him this time around but some were in doubt and didn’t come out. Those that turned out to help him realized it was nothing but another great lie. So they turned back to their various homes disappointed.
It’s been quite a while since he last called upon them to save him from the lion. Then on his way out, he was attacked by a lion for real. He screamed and screamed for help but no one could come to his rescue. They concluded it would be a lie. They already tagged him a liar.
The lion chased him and devoured him. Everyone woke up the following day and to their surprise, they met his dead body on the street.
Morals and conclusion
Most times we think we are free to tell lies and it works our way, we should always remember that people are watching and gradually their trust in us begin to reduce and they paste a tag of a liar on our personality. The very time we would have to require others' help but being a liar would come to make us receive nothing in return.
There is no benefit from lying, instead, it destroys your reputation and makes people lose trust in you.
I only know the story The Boy Who Cried Wolf and it's the same concept. It's really not good to play with other's trust and emotions for that will be our downfall in the end.