An old Lion, whose teeth and claws were so worn that it was not so easy for him to get food as in his younger days, announced he was sick and summoned the animals to come and hear his last will and testament.
The Goat came to the Lion’s cave, stopped, listened for a long time, and went in. Then a Sheep went in, and before she came out a Calf came up to receive the last wishes of the Lion.
The Fox came too, but he was very cautious about it, standing a safe distance from the cave.
“Why do you not come to pay your respects to me?” said the Lion to the Fox. “I am very ill. Won’t you step inside for a moment?”
But the Fox very wisely stayed outside, kindly thanking the Lion for the invitation.
“I beg your Majesty’s pardon,” said the Fox, “but I noticed the tracks of the animals that have already come to you, and while I see many hoof-marks going in, I see none coming out. Pray tell me, how do your visitors find their way out again?”
What’s the moral of the story?
Take warning from the misfortunes of others.
The Lion represents the Conciliar Church.
The Goat represents the Cardinals and Bishops who were seduced into signing the Conciliar documents and relegated to silence in the years following Vatican II.
The Sheep represents the Ecclesia Dei groups
And the Calf represents Campos.
The SSPX ought to be like the Fox.