A parable by Qadosh Erectus
“The Sheppard is here”
cried out Psycho who was the leader of the flock.
“Come, brothers and sisters.”
“Let’s see what the Sheppard requires.”
The Sheppard scratches Psycho’s head in a show of affection before the flock and states,
“That great place called the
requires the services of those who will soon be selected from the flock.” “What is the
asks young Billy.
“You are young and have much to learn,”
“it is a very special place where the Chosen are sent for a higher purpose.” “Can I go?”
“No, not yet…”
Answered Psycho; in a soft and gentle voice.
“You have a lot of growing to do,but one day, if you are good I am sure you will be selected.”
The Sheppard slow walks through flock placing a chalk mark on some members of the flock.
“What is the Sheppard doing?”
“He is blessing the Chosen by placing a very special mark on their head”
“it is a very pretty colour.”
After a while Billy turns to Psycho and asks,
“Will you be chosen?” “No,”
said Psycho with a gleam in his eye
“I will never be chosen as I am required to be here as your Leader.” “You must feel sad that you will never be chosen.”
“It is a sacrifice that leaders must make for the welfare of their flock.”
Said Psycho as heturned away from Billy and smiled to him self.Just then a voice was heard coming from a tree nearby.
“Your leader Psycho lies to you!”
The flock is startled and Psycho steps forward demanding of the voice:
“Who are you!”
A voice within the darkness of the tree states:
“I am Owl, the wisest of all within this realm.”
“you spend most of your time awake only during darkness, so what can you know!”
In a quiet, but penetrating voice, Owl said:
“My friend Raven, the Bringer of Truth, has told me many things.” “Ah…lies…what can Raven know…he is known to feast upon the bodies of those who have died.”
“Yes it is true that Raven feasts at times upon the bodies of the dead, but that does not make him a liar. You eat the grass of this field which is a living thing. What is worse; eating something that is dead or a living thing?”