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What Shall It Profit...?
By Steve Higginbotham
February 11, 2004


The story is told of an ordinary housefly and how that housefly had, day after day, carefully avoided a dangerous spider web in the corner of the dining room.  Each day, the spider would entice the fly to rest on his web, telling it, "I mean you no harm.  I just want a friend, someone to talk to.  Please land on my web and rest your weary wings."  "Oh no," said the little fly.  "I don't trust you.  I know what you are and I know what you do to little flies like me." 
So off the fly flew.  As the fly flew into the kitchen, he saw dozens of flies having the time of their life. They appeared as though they were dancing and having such a good time, so he decided to join them.  Just before landing, another fly said, "Be careful! Don't land there.  Don't you know that's fly paper and it's very dangerous?  "Oh no," said the little fly.  That can't be dangerous.  Just look at how many flies are there and what a good time they're all having, dancing around so."  And the poor little fly followed the multitude of other flies, and lost his life.
The moral: What shall it profit a fly if he should if she should escape the spider web and get stuck in the glue?
Give it some thought.


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