Aesop's Tale of the Grapes and The Fox

This Sunday's Gospel is about vines, Christ, the true vine and grapes so here's a juicy tale to ponder.

 Aesop's Fable of Grapes.

One hot summer's day a  fox saw a juicy bunch of grapes hanging from a vine.The fox was thirsting for something to drink. “These grapes are just what I need to quench my thirst!” said the fox. 

But the vine on which the grapes hung was too high for him to reach even with his longest stretch. So he decided to jump. 

Drawing back a few paces, he ran towards the vine, took a great big leap, but missed the grapes. Turning around, he jumped again. This time too, with no success. The fox tried to jump for the grapes again and again and yet again, to no avail. 

Since he could not reach the delicious looking grapes, the fox finally concluded, ”These grapes must be sour!” and walked away with his nose in the air, though hotter and even thirstier than before!
Moral of Aesops Fable: 

The technical term for this is cognitive dissonance.

You can read all about it here

Now you can apply it to ourselves and the church. 

 Lots of applications

I'll leave it open ended !!

Comments welcome as always
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