¿Is there some relation between the story of the «Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs» with the Gospel?

¡Yes there is! Do you remember when Lord Jesus taught us to build on solid bases and not on weak ones. Well the Three Pigs story is a sort of graphical example of what happens according to how you act.

Jesus says: «Everyone who keeps on hearing these messages of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. But everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.» (Mt 7:25,24)

House built on rock

The Three Little Pig story goes like this: «There was an old sow with three little pigs, and as she had not enough to keep them, she sent them out to seek their fortune. The first that went off met a man with a bundle of straw, and said to him, “Please, man, give me that straw to build me a house.” Which the man did, and the little pig built a house with it.

Presently came along a wolf, and knocked at the door, and said, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”

To which the pig answered, “No, no, by the hair of my chiny chin chin.”

The wolf then answered to that, “Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.” So he huffed, and he puffed, and he blew his house in, and ate up the little pig.»

The anthropomorphic pig is like the man who built his house on sand, and «The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.»

The lesson is clear. One does not need the example of all three pigs, two suffice.

«The third little pig met a man with a load of bricks, and said, “Please, man, give me those bricks to build a house with. “So the kind man gave him the bricks, and he built his house with them.

So the wolf came, as he did to the other little pigs, and said, “Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”

“No, no, by the hair of my chiny chin chin.”

“Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.”

Well, he huffed, and he puffed, and he huffed and he puffed, and he puffed and huffed; but he could not get the house down. »

There it is. Sold build houses don’t break down easily, they resist.

In Matthew 7:25, we read, «The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. »

One has to build upon the solid rock of faith and the teachings of the Holy Church, otherwise the foundations will be weak and the house easily torn down.

The follow-up of this story can be seen in the Bad Wolf maneuvers against the prudent Pig. «When he found that he could not, with all his huffing and puffing, blow the house down, he said, “Little pig, I know where there is a nice field of turnips.» You can continue to read the children story with its clear metaphors of what is life and the devil wolf trying to destroy your way in happiness with the Lord.

When you do not build your life on solid foundations it wil fall.
When you do not build your life on solid foundations it wil fall.
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