The Wolf and the Lamb
Once upon a time, in a verdant meadow near a bubbling creek, a wolf encountered a lamb sipping from the clear, refreshing water. Being extremely hungry, the wolf determined that the lamb would make an excellent dinner.
The terrified lamb, however, cried and screamed, "No!" "Oh, Mr. Wolf, do not consume me! I have done nothing wrong to you. I am a small lamb attempting to live a quiet existence."
However, the wolf was uninterested in the lamb's pleadings for pity. He barked and bared his teeth while shouting, "You're just making excuses, lamb. I will eat you regardless of what you say."
The lamb, realizing it was no match for the mighty wolf, attempted to devise an escape route. So it said, "However, Mr. Wolf, it is not fair that you eat me. I didn't do anything wrong. I'm innocent."
The wolf replied with a snarl, "Innocent? Ha! You are merely attempting to protect yourself. I don't care about fairness. There's nothing you can do to stop me from devouring you."
However, the lamb, determined to survive, continued to beg the wolf for help. It said, "Mr. Wolf, I beseech you, please. Show some kindness and compassion. Avoid eating me. I pledge to be a good lamb and never cause trouble."
After growing weary of the lamb's pleading, the wolf ultimately gave in. It recognized that regardless of the lamb's actions or inactions, it was immoral to kill an innocent creature simply because it was hungry.
The wolf then retreated, allowing the lamb to survive another day.
Even if we believe we have a valid reason to damage or bully others, it is never acceptable to do so. No matter how little or weak a person may appear, we should always strive to be considerate and fair, as well as compassionate and merciful.