Faithful John

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Faith of Our Fairy Tales #5 (Original story / picture)

Story Scripture: But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you. – 1 Samuel 12:24

Story Saying: Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

Behind the Story: John was faithful to the old king all of his days. As he lay dying, John promised to become foster-father to the old king’s young son and show him all the castle except the room that held the picture of the princess of the golden dwelling. Well, John did not exactly keep this promise. After being repeatedly pressured by the prince to do so, John opened the door to the room that held the princess’ picture and the prince immediately fell in love with her and wanted to marry her. So began their trip to find her.

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The Frog King, or Iron Henry

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Faith of Our Fairy Tales #1 (Original story / picture)

Story Scripture: That’s why whenever we can we should always be kind to everyone. – Galatians 6:10

Story Saying: Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not. – Samuel Johnson

Behind the Story: “The Frog King” reminds us not to neglect to show kindness to strangers; for, in this way, some, without knowing it, have had angels (or a handsome prince) as their guests.

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