"HAPPINESS IS..." Matthew 5:1-2
When kings were philosophers, there lived in the East a mighty monarch by the name
of Phafer. Phafer had three sons, princes. All three were handsome, gifted, intel-
ligent, shrewd, and promising. Phafer desired that these sons would be educated and
prepared to rule the land; and, so, he sent them out to discover the world. They
would go on trips and pilgrimages to distant places, and they would come back and
report to their father, the king, what they had seen, what they had experienced,
what they had found. For example, once they went and they were following a camel
caravan. The leader of the herd of camels counted the animals and said, "One animal
is missing, but I do not know which one." And, so, these three young prices followed
the camel, and before long they discovered exactly what he looked like. They dis-
covered that he was blind in one eye because they observed that as he would walk he
would eat grass on this side more than on the other. They also discovered that he
had two teeth missing because as he would bite into a clump of grass, they would
notice the grass that he would leave as he would eat along his way. They observed
that he had one leg perhaps that was crippled, a back leg, and they would see where
he would drag it through the road and through the grass and fields as he would
travel. And then they observed that he had honey on one side of his back and butter
on the other side of his back, because around the butter the ants would come to the
fat and to the honey the flies would come to the sweet.
And this is the kind of thing they would do and report to their father. And every
time they seemly went out on a trip, they would always tell their father, the king,
that they were looking for this, but they always seemingly fou ...
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