Our second Sunday outpouring of sanctimony and self-righteousness with a big dollop of patronising morality to boot.
THE LION went once a-speculating along with the Unicorn, the Dragon, and the Wolfhound. They searched and they searched till at last they came across an Oil field, and soon exploited its resources. Then came the question of how the spoil should be divided. “Quarter me this Oil field,” roared the Lion; so the other animals consulted with each other and cut it into four parts. Then the Lion took his stand in front of the resource and pronounced judgement:
“The first quarter is for me in my capacity as King of Beasts; the second is mine as arbiter; another share comes to me for my part in the search; and as for the fourth quarter, well, as for that, I should like to see which of you will dare to lay a paw upon it.”
“Humph,” grumbled the Unicorn as he walked away with his horn drooping toward his eyebrows; but he spoke in a low whinny:
“You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil.”
Analysis: You may believe that you have a natural legal and moral right to a resource and your fellows may even reinforce your assertion. But, God helps those who help themselves. More importantly, God is on the side of the biggest battalions. Worth bearing in mind when taking solace from the McCrone report without paying attention to the possible contraindications of Independence lieing therein.