Thursday, February 27, 2014

Aesop's Faithfuls

Aesop is believed to have been a Greek slave who lived around 620-560 BC. A gifted storyteller, Aesop wrote a collection of fables that have been translated and preserved for centuries.

Today children read his stories, and adults use his analogies. We tell stories about the tortoise and the hare, and we refer to a golden goose or a wolf in sheep’s clothing because of the fables of Aesop.

I don’t believe Aesop was what we consider Christian (he lived before the term Christian was coined) because he referred to Greek gods such as Mercury and Jupiter in his fables. So without trying to deify Aesop, I believe we can learn valuable Christian lessons from his fables.

This series is called Aesop’s Faithfuls—I will post fables as they are, then give a quick truth that we can apply today. Whether you are six or 86, I hope you enjoy this series reading or re-reading some classic literature.

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