Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Put the rat back in its cage...

A rat sneaks into your granary night after night, month after month, year after year, and steals ever increasing amounts of your grain…

If in the process he grows fat and powerful, gets his coat combed and oiled, his claws manicured, he is still a rat and a thief. Even if you allowed him in the past to take a small portion of your grain, and in return he cleaned up the trash, he is still a rat and a thief. He can’t legitimately claim that because you were complacent all those years, and didn't work harder to stop him, that you are there to serve him, that you owe him, that you are there to work and provide for his upkeep.

Put the rat back in the cage and feed him as you see fit. You are the master, not the servant.