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sunday inspirations...the watermelon hunter  

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Once upon a time there was a man who strayed from his own country into the world known as the Land of Fools. He soon saw a number of people flying in terror from a field where they had been trying to reap wheat. "There is a monster in that field," they told him. He looked, and saw that the "monster" was merely a watermelon.

He offered to kill the "monster" for them. When he had cut the melon from its stalk, he took a slice and began to eat it. The people became even more terrified of him than they had been of the melon. They drove him away with pitchforks, crying, "He will kill us next, unless we get rid of him."


It so happened that shortly afterward another man also strayed into the Land of Fools. But instead of offering to help the people with the "monster," he agreed with them that it must be dangerous, and by tiptoeing away from it with them he gained their confidence. He spent a long time with them in their homes until he could teach them, little by little, the basic facts which would enable them not only to lose their fear of melons, but eventually to cultivate melons themselves.Source

...one of those things that just kind of make you go "hmmmm"

Obliged to you for hearing me,
and now old SjP ain't got nothin' more to say...
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5 sojourners hollin' back

Good afternoon SjP,

"The fears we have seem oh so real until they become exposed to the light of truth." It's always good to shine light where darkness abides.

I enjoyed reading your Sunday inspiration.

U

March 15, 2009 at 12:52 PM

sometimes that truth can only shine with experience tho, not teachings. and you can't be taught truth while hiding in the dark closet of fear either.

then again the truth may lie in those we choose not to trust rather than those we choose to trust.

March 15, 2009 at 7:46 PM

What a great story. There is definitely a lesson for us to learn from this situation.

It is an open ended tale that will definitely be seen in different ways.

I love it!

Have a blessed week twin!

March 16, 2009 at 4:58 PM

1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.

March 16, 2009 at 10:48 PM

What ever happened to fables or childrens stories and the complex lessons that could be learned from simple concepts?

I goota' save this story to teach my young cousins.

March 18, 2009 at 12:31 AM
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