One day in the forest, three animals were contending among themselves as to who is the most powerful. "I am," said the hawk, "because I can quickly fly and swoop down forcefully at my prey and gobble him up in a heartbeat."
"Aw, that's nothing," said the mountain lion, "I not only have four big awesome feet, but I have powerful razor sharp teeth and claws, which can rip the flesh off my victim before you can even get your bony claws attached to your prey."
"The both of you are full of hot air," said the skunk. "I am the most powerful because with a flick of my beautiful black and 666666 tail, I can drive off the two of you. I don't need teeth, claws or big stupid feet to win my battles, everyone already knows what I can do, and only a fool would try to mess with me."
At that point a huge grizzly bear who had been standing near by listening, had his fill of the boasting. He thundered out of the forest and settled the debate by eathing them all.
Proverbs 27:2: "Let another man praise thee, and not with thy own mouth; a stranger and not thy own lips."
1 Cor. 8:2: "If any man think that he knoweth anything, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know."
Mark 10:43-44: "But so shall it not be among you; but whoever will be great among you shall be your minister. And whosoever will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all."
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