THE FOUR OXEN AND THE LION
“A Lion used to prowl about a field in which Four Oxen used to dwell. Many a time he tried to attack them; but whenever he came near they turned their tails to one another, so that whichever way he approached them he was met by the horns of one of them. At last, however, they fell a-quarrelling among themselves, and each went off to pasture alone in a separate corner of the field. Then the Lion attacked them one by one and soon made an end of all four.
Moral of the story: United we stand, divided we fall.
(Aesop’s’ Fables: Aesop was a Greek slave and storyteller (620–564 BCE) credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop’s Fables.)
“Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.” Jesus