The lamb was very very proud of itself. It was polished and very beautiful. It was filled with oil and when it was lit it shone so brightly, casting a soft glowing light over the room it was in.
“Just look at me“
said the lamb happily.
“ I really am a most wonderful lamb. I give as much light as the silver moon in the sky. I shine as beautifully as the moon and all the stars in the heavens put together. More than that, I shine as brightly as the sun itself!“
At that moment, a great gust of wind blew into the room through the open window. The wind was so strong that it blew the light of the lamb out altogether. The room was plunged into darkness.
“Now do you see how foolish you are?“
asked the lamb‘s owner as he relit the lamb.
“ How dare you compare yourself with the sun, the moon and the stars. They all cast their light forever while a mere puff of wind can put you out!“
Pride comes before a fall.