St Mary's church, Upton on Mersey


Chinese proverb: "Who walks with you?"

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"An old Chinese proverb tells the story of a fox that was captured by a tiger.

The fox said, "You can't eat me because the gods have made me the leader of all the animals."

The tiger did not believe him, but the fox said, "Follow me and see if any animal challenges me."

The tiger agreed to this and followed directly behind the fox

as the fox began his walk through the forest.


To the tiger's amazement it turned out to be exactly as the fox had said.

Not a single animal they encountered challenged the fox.

Indeed every animal they met fled in sheer panic.

After several such encounters the tiger finally agreed

that the fox was the leader of all the animals and let him go."


Question: Who will walk with you through life today?