The Boy Who Cried Wolf

In a village, lived a carefree boy with his father. The boy’s father told him that he was old enough to watch over the sheep while they graze in the fields. Every day, he had to take the sheep to the grassy fields and watch them as they graze.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

However, the boy was unhappy and didn’t want to take the sheep to the fields. He wanted to run and play, without watching the sheep graze in the field. So, he decided to have some fun. He cried, “Wolf! Wolf!” until the entire village came running with stones to chase away the wolf before it could eat any of the sheep.

When the villagers saw that there was no wolf, they left muttering under their breath about how the boy had wasted their time. The next day, the boy cried once more, “Wolf! Wolf!” and, again, the villagers rushed there to chase the wolf away.

The boy laughed at the fright he had caused. This time, the villagers left angrily. The third day, as the boy went up the small hill, he suddenly saw a wolf attacking his sheep. He cried as hard as he could, “Wolf! Wolf! Wolf!”, but not a single villager came to help him.

The villagers thought that he was trying to fool them again and did not come to rescue him or his sheep. The little boy lost many sheep that day, all because of his foolishness.

The teaching

This little boy felt unhappy with what he was doing that he did not even think about the consecuences of his own actions. He tried to eliminate the feeling of frustration he had inside by taking the wrong path.

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 14:12

Thank God, a new day is a new opportunity God gives us to start again to do the right thing.

The end for this child dont have to be your end. You can change your own story by asking Jesus to give you what you need to enjoy your life, valuing all that God has given you. God’s will for you, is that you can be happy and be a blessing to others by following his will.

 

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