is an old story about a lamb that got away from the rest of the flock as she munched
her meal. She did not notice a wolf approaching. When the wolf pounced, the lamb
begged the wolf saying, "Please don't eat me. I have been eating grass and
that will make me bitter. I will taste better if you wait a while." The wolf
thought that made sense. The lamb said, "If you let me dance the grass will
be digested faster and then you can eat me." Once again the wolf agreed.
The lamb said, "I could dance faster if I had some music to dance to. Why
don't you ring my bell so I can dance faster." The wolf agreed. The wolf
rang the bell and that alerted the shepherd and he rescued the lamb. Sometimes
those who seem weakest are the wisest.
Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati,