The Dilemma


According to an legend, a man became lost in his travels and wandered into a bed of quicksand. Confucius saw the man’s predicament and said, ‘It is evident that men should stay out of places such as this.’ Next, Buddha observed the situation and said, ‘Let that man’s plight be a lesson to the rest of the world.’ Then Muhammad came by and said to the sinking man, ‘Alas, it is the will of God.’ Finally, Jesus appeared. ‘Take my hand, brother,’ he said, ‘and I will save you.

The Fool


One day a king called his faithful court jester into the palace. ‘Little jester. I want you to take this wand and search the entire kingdom, and when you find someone more foolish than yourself, present to them this wand.’ The jester went on his way, and looked everywhere. He searched here, and there, every place he could find. As he returned, he noticed the king had taken ill. ‘Little jester, I am very sick, and will be going far, far away.’ ‘Have you prepared for your journey Sire?’ said the jester. ‘Why, no. I haven’t’ the king said. ‘Then Your Majesty, I must present to you this wand!’ Would the jester give YOU the wand?