FROM THE PULPIT: Don’t let greed choke you to death

Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 06:37 PM.

The white knight followed, and soon happened upon a mound of grapefruit-sized balls of gold and plum-sized diamonds.

The little ogre lost its importance in view of this great treasure.

However, the white knight had a problem. How would he carry it out of the hole? He had no pockets. Who would believe him if he didn’t bring back at least one piece?

Hurriedly, he chose a large diamond that fit comfortably in his mouth, and he began the strenuous climb out of the pit.

His tongue held the diamond tightly against the roof of his mouth. He climbed higher and higher until the heavy exertion rendered him breathless. He would have to breathe through his mouth to get enough air. As he took in a large gulp of air the diamond slipped and stuck in his throat.

The white knight choked on his treasure, lost consciousness and fell to his death on the mound of bones below.

You see, the terrible ogre in the pit was no troll — it was greed.

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