One day a man slaughtered a fat bull and roasted it well, afterwards he told his brother :” GO OUT AND INVITE OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TO COME EAT THE BEEF WITH US.”
The brother went out and shouted :” OH PEOPLE HELP! HELP!!A FIRE IS CONSUMING OUR HOME!!!” Soon people came out of their homes but some pretended they didn’t hear anything. Those who entered the house found themselves in front of a feast where they ate and drank until they were satsfied.
Later the man turned amazed to his brother, and asked him :” BUT THOSE WHOM YOU INVITED, I DON’T KNOW THEM NOR HAVE SEEN THEM BEFORE. SO WHERE ARE OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WHOM I ASKED YOU TO CALL?”
The brother replied :” THESE ARE OUR FRIENDS, THE ONES WHO CAME OUT OF THEIR HOMES TO RESCUE US TO PUT OUT THE FIRE IN OUR HOUSE. THEY DIDN’T EVEN EXPECT TO COME FIND FOOD.”
LESSON:Know that those who are only with you when they have a need and ignore you when you need them are not worthy to be considered your friends. LET’S BE OUR BROTHER’S KEEPER IN SPIRIT AND IN DEED.