“The Parable of the Mouse Trap”

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That there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

– 1 Corinthians 12:25-26


The Parable of the Mouse Trap

A mouse saw through the opening of a wall a peasant and his wife opening a package. It was very shocking to see them take out a mousetrap from the package. The mouse ran to the corral saying, “there is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”


The hen cackled, raised her head and said, "I see that this worries you a lot, but it does not affect me. I will not listen to you”. The pig said, "I'm very sorry, but I can not do anything but pray.” The cow said, "I feel bad for you, but it does not affect me."


The Results

That night there was a loud sound in the house, it sounded like a mousetrap killing its prey. The farmer's wife ran to see what the mousetrap had killed and in the darkness did not realize it was a poisonous snake whose tail had been caught by the mousetrap. The snake bit the wife and she began to suffer and developed a fever. The remedy for a fever is chicken soup and therefore the farmer went to the corral with an ax to kill the main ingredient. However, the lady got worse and many neighbors came to comfort her. The peasant killed the pig to feed the visitors. Then the lady died and many came to the funeral services. The farmer killed the cow to have enough meat to give everyone to eat. The mouse observed everything with great sadness from its hole in the wall.



Our lives are interwoven by God and we are partners in this journey of life. The next time a brother has to face a problem and you think it is not your problem, remember, when something threatens you, we are all in danger.


Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

- Romans 12:15.

- Jaime Restrepo