Thursday, May 21, 2015


Sometime ago there appeared in a newspaper a cartoon showing two fields divided by a fence. Both fields were about the same size & each had plenty of the same kind of grass, green & lush.

In each field there was a mule & each mule had his head through the fence eating grass from the other mule’s pasture. All around each mule in his own field was plenty of grass, yet the grass in the other field seemed greener or fresher, although it was harder to get.

And in the process the mules were caught in the wires & were unable to extricate themselves.

The cartoonist put just one word at the bottom of the picture - “DISCONTENT.”

- Paul L. Tan (

“All our discontents about what we want appear to me to spring from the want of thankfulness for what we have.” - Daniel Defoe.

1Ti 6:6 (GW): “A godly life brings huge profits to people who are content with what they have.”

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” - C.S. Lewis.

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