Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Is the title of today's inspirational message.

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to
see the farmer and his wife open a package.
“What food might this contain?” the mouse
wondered. He was devastated to discover it was
a mousetrap.
Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse
proclaimed the warning: “There is a mousetrap
in the house! There is a mousetrap in the
The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her
head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a
grave concern to you, but it is of no
consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by
The mouse turned to the pig and told him,
“There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a
mousetrap in the house!” The pig sympathized,
but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but
there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be
assured you are in my prayers.”
The mouse turned to the cow and said, “There
is a mousetrap in the house! There is a
mousetrap in the house!” The cow said, “Wow,
Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin
off my nose.”
So, the mouse returned to the house, head
down and dejected, to face the farmer’s
mousetrap alone.
That very night a sound was heard throughout
the house – like the sound of a mousetrap
catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to
see what was caught. In the darkness, she did
not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the
trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s
wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital and
she returned home with a fever.
Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh
chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to
the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient. But
his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and
neighbors came to sit with her around the
clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the
pig. The farmer’s wife did not get well; she
died. So many people came for her funeral, the
farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide
enough meat for all of them.
The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in
the wall with great sadness. So, the next time
you hear someone is facing a problem and think
it doesn’t concern you, remember, when one of
us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all
involved in this journey called life. We must
keep an eye out for one another and make an
extra effort to encourage one another. Each of
us is a vital thread in another person’s

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