by usually excellent Berit Kjos. When it comes to
religious issues such as in her book "Under the Spell
of Mother Earth," she is pretty good. However, her
article shows a simplistic and unbiblical analysis, a
failure caused by the right left paradigm. Yes, the
teacher in this story is WRONG, but not for the
reason Kjos says.
"We all know the story of the Little Red Hen
who wanted some bread to eat. She asked
some of her barnyard friends to help make
it. But the cat, the dog, and the goat all
said "no." Finally she did all the work
herself. Yet, when the bread was done and
its fragrance spread throughout the farm,
her unwilling neighbors were more than
willing to help her eat it.
"Why was the Little Red Hen so stingy? Isn't it only right that everyone gets to eat? Why wouldn't she share what she had with some who had none?"