Clearly the wolf had nothing to keep him afloat. What about you and me?
At the moment I am struggling health-wise, and I feel very much like the wolf in the story of Little Red Riding Hood. However there is a profound difference: I have lots to buoy me up. I have some friends who care deeply, pray for me and keep in contact. Unlike a friend of mine, who drank a bottle of Holy Water secretly and replaced it with ordinary water when he was a child, I even officially get Holy Water to sip! How wonderful!
With my health not being what I would like it to be I think a lot about my body, what I put into it, what I ask of it and how much rest it gets. I have never done that sooo religiously, I can assure you. That is something else that keeps me afloat – taking care to eat and drink things that don’t harm me. And I have to be a doubly fast learner these days just to keep afloat and, if not running, at least walking.