I was recently given this terrific parable to use... A donkey was tied to a tree, and a demon came and untied it. The donkey ran into the fields and began destroying a farmer's crop.
When the farmer’s wife spotted this, she shot and killed the donkey. The donkey’s owner was so upset by this that he shot the farmer’s wife.
When the farmer returned to see his wife dead, he stormed off and shot the donkey’s owner. The wife of the owner of the donkey asked her sons to avenge the death of their father by burning down the house of the farmer.
The boys went late evening and gleefully carried out their mother’s orders, assuming that the farmer too would have been burnt alive, along with the house. Sadly for them, that wasn’t the case. When the farmer came back to see the charred remains of his house, he promptly went and shot the wife and the two sons of the donkey’s owner.
Suddenly struck by remorse, the farmer asked the demon why he did all these terrible things. The demon replied, “Why, I did nothing at all! Oh, except release the donkey. It was all of you who reacted, overacted and released the inner devil.”
Do you get it...?
The devil doesn’t actually need to do anything more than trigger the ego in us that turns into evil intent and goes about harming others.
The next time a situation arises, before replying, responding, reporting, rebuking or deciding to avenge yourself – take time to pause, think AND PRAY, because, many a time, the only thing the devil needs to do is to release the donkey within us.
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