The Leopard Cub
“Just as sin entered the world through one man, and death
through sin.” (Rom.5: 12)
The hunter opened the bow quietly and aimed at the
leopard in the bush. The arrow shot out like a flash. The leopard jumped up
like a spring but only half the step. The hunter went to his game and
discovered a small frightened cub not far away. The hunter dragged the
leopard with the cub in his arm; he went back to the village.
All children in the village came to play with the
cub. When the chief came with a sword in his hand, all the kids begged him
not to kill the cub. They said: “Look, how soft his eyes were.” Another kid
said: “He is eating rice cake from my hand. His claws cannot hurt people.”
Even the hunter said: “ Chief, he is merely a cub. He won’t hurt anybody.”
But the chief said: “One day the small cub will become a big leopard. It
world is too late.”
Children continued to feed the cub with rice cake.
Gradually, the cub became a full-grown leopard. One can see the leopard was
playing with kids in the village. They pulled his hair and play rough with
him, but he had no temper. His eyes were the meekest in the jungle. As day
went by, the leopard’s claws and teeth became sharper and sharper. People
began worry but the hunter said that a rice-eating leopard would not hunt
One-day the hunter’s child fell down and blood came
out of his knee. The leopard used his red and long tough to lick it.
Suddenly, his eyes turned into cool. Before the child can run away, he
jumped on him. The warning bell rang in the village. Everyone hid behind
the clay walls. The chief took a spear and fought with the leopard
mightily. Finally he killed the leopard. But blood also came down from his
hand, feet and side. He once again warned his people: “One day, the small
cub will turn into a big leopard.”
Some sins seem so innocent. But it can numb our
conscience. By the time we discover, the small sin become huge sin. Jesus
came to warn us the danger of sins and wanted to help us to get rid of the
sins, so that we will not lose our souls in eternity.