A weasel was brought into a blacksmith's workshop and licked a file that was there.
After a while his tongue was spewing blood in abundance, and the weasel was very happy to think that he had ripped something out of the iron, until he finally lost his own tongue.
Always think that if you do damage, sooner or later it will come back against you.
Although today's fable presents a seemingly exaggerated picture ... it is likely to reflect more of reality than we would like to acknowledge. How many people think they can take advantage of life's opportunities even if they offend and hurt others… all for the sake of personal success!
We see it in politics, in government, in business, in the neighborhood, in educational institutions, etc. And sadly, we still seem to see some of that in church.
The sad thing about the case, as the moral of the fable sentences it, is that sooner or later, the injured are precisely those who take such a path. Let's examine ourselves and make an effort not to be among them.
Go ahead and may the Lord bless you.
The Chaplain's Thought