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Various Essays in Critical Thomism (book)

Various Essays in Critical Thomism (book)

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Published by Anthony Fejfar
This book has essays, alllegries, and poems dealing with Critical Thomism.
Hardcover book is available from Lulu Press at www.lulu.com
This book has essays, alllegries, and poems dealing with Critical Thomism.
Hardcover book is available from Lulu Press at www.lulu.com

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Published by: Anthony Fejfar on Dec 30, 2008
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The Parable of the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg

By

Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif

© Copyright 2008 by Anthony J. Fejfar

Jesus of Nazareth stopped and sat down on a bench under a shade tree. There

was a water well close by and he lowered the bucket into the spring water and got himself

a cool drink of water. Soon a young woman came along with three children. She

lowered her bucket into the water and poured a cool cup of water for herself and her

children. The woman, named Miriam, said to Jesus, “Aren’t you the prophet, Jesus of

Nazareth?” Jesus replied, “I am.” Miriam’s eldest son, about 6 years old, named Jacob,

said to Jesus, “Please, sir, could you tell us one of your wonderful stories?” “I would be

happy to” said Jesus, “thanks for asking.” Jesus thought for a moment and then started

his parable. “Once upon a time, in a land far far away there was a man who was named

Fat Bob. Fat Bob was a greedy sort of fellow who lived out of his base emotions. Bob

was exceedingly rich because one of the gooses that he bought at market one day, was

able to lay Golden Eggs instead of regular eggs. One day a trickster came up to Fat

Bob and said, ‘Fat Bob, tomarrow is Hannukah and you should cook a roast goose for

dinner.” Fat Bob thought about it for a moment and then replied, “I’m not so sure about

that, maybe I should just have roast duck for dinner.” The Trickster replied, “But Fat

Bob, a baked goose would be most excellent to eat don’t you think? I will even provide

the wine for dinner if you cook the goose.’ Fat Bob thought about it, and got his hachet

and hacked the head off the goose and prepared it for Hannukah dinner. The next day

the Trickster came back with the bottle of wine and the two ate a dinner of cooked goose,

wine and dumplings. After dinner the Trickster said to Fat Bob, “That was a truly

excellent meal and now I must tell you that my name is Matthew and I am a tax collector

for Caesar. You have the reputation of being a rich man, Fat Bob, so your tax with be 50

Gold Shekels.’ Fat Bob said, ‘No problem, I will now get my goose and have it lay a

Golden Egg.’ Soon, however, Fat Bob discovered that he had killed the Goose that lays

the Golden eggs and had eaten it for dinner with the Trickster. ‘My goose is gone, I

have no money.’ ‘You did not choose wisely,” said the trickster as he hauled Fat Bob off

to jail for criminal tax evasion.

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