A lion who has claimed to be a sheep for a long time is interviewed on its recent murder of an antelope (murder, since sheep are herbivorous and should have no business tearing flesh like carnivores). Here goes the interview: 

Interviewer: It is a shock to everyone around that you have been charged for murdering an antelope. What do you have to say about that?

Lion: Well, as I have always said, I am a sheep, therefore, herbivorous. The murder of that antelope was an accident. Moreover, I just had an urge to drink some blood and the unfortunate antelope was nearby. It was purely accidental.

Interviewer (looks disturbed): But you claim to be a sheep, how come you have the experience and machinery to perpertuate such an act of murder known only to be done by carnivores?

Lion (not looking very concerned): Although I murdered this antelope in cold blood, I must say that I am not a lion. Deep within me, I know that I am a sheep.

Interviewer (looks confused): But the ‘book of deeds’ proved that the manner in which the murder was carried out shows that it was carried out by a lion, or, something with as much instinct to kill. How would you respond to this?

Lion (getting offended): So what does that mean? Are you trying to condemn me? Have you not heard of the golden rule?

Interviewer: Oh, you mean “treat others the way you would love to be treated”?

Lion (wondering at the ignorance of Interviewer): How come you don’t know the golden rule and you stand here interviewing me? (He assumes a majestic posture).

Interviewer (surprised at getting the answer wrong): What does the golden rule say?

Lion (smiles and brushes his jaw with his paw): ‘JUDGE NOT’! That’s what the golden rule says. And that means that no one has the right to condemn me for murdering any antelopes.

Interviewer (looking perplexed): But your attitude makes you a threat to lives and property, you even show no sign of remorse.

Lion (getting offended again): It was just a mistake and with what the golden rule says, as well as how I feel deep down within me, I am justified as a sheep and no one has the right to judge me.

Interviewer (confused): I do not know what to say, maybe I should assume you truly are a sheep deep down.

Lion (smiles broadly): There you go. I knew we would see eye to eye on this case. One thing remains however.

Interviewer (looks relaxed and unconcerned): What could that be?

Lion (looking ferocious): The urge for blood has just returned. Don’t take it personal.

(Interviewer notices his life is in danger and tries to escape but it is too late as Lion is already on him, salivating greedily) 

Interviewer (obviously afraid, shaking and sweating profusely): But you are a sheep deep within, please don’t murder me like you did to the other antelope?

Lion (looking more ferocious and brandishing his claws): Have you heard of the golden rule?

Interviewer (scared almost to death): You mean, “Judge not”?

Lion (highly infuriated): No. The other golden rule.

Interviewer (tearfully afraid): I didn’t know that there was another golden rule.

Lion (vehemently ferocious; roars): The other golden rule states that “by their fruit, you will know who they truly are”. You knew very well that I have murdered several antelopes, yet you decide to take me for my words of being a sheep. How gullible you are. Answer me!  Do sheep drink blood?!

Interviewer (trembling with fear): No!

Lion: Do sheep roar?!

Interviewer: No, they don’t!

Lion: Do sheep stalk other animals at night?!

Interviewer: Nooo, please show some mercy!

Lion: Do sheep eat flesh?!

Interviewer (crying desperately): I don’t want to die, please let me go.

Lion (furiously offended): You don’t want to die, and you get to believe my being a sheep after you witnessed my verociousness?

(Smiles wickedly) 

Lion: I will let you go, yes, into my rumbling stomach, after I have quenched my thirst for blood and my my hunger for flesh!

Interviewer: Noooo!!!

(Lion pounces on Interviewer). 

“You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:16-20) –LORD JESUS CHRIST.



    1. Dear Heather, thanks for stopping by. Really refreshing presence I must say.

      This short story symbolically reveals some of the experiences a number of believers and I have had over a strentch of years.

      Have you experienced same too?


    1. Dear One, I am thankful for your caring concern. I am open to learn from you and others, techniques to improve followership and readership.

      I guess I am still relatively new in the system (not an excuse to stay low though). Any suggestions? If you don’t want to share them here on the comments, you can contact me via my contact form (contact) and I will gladly follow you up from there.

      Thanks for the smiley😀 and lots of Love to you.

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