“A farmer had only a Bull and a cow and they both loved honey. Both the bull and cow knew love and loved the farmer until one day both were stung by a hateful bee. The Bull that was stung by the bee became hostile and bucked at every passerby including the farmer, acting out the bees hatred. It was more so difficult for that farmer to reach the bull who became quite dangerous. The cow was not so hostile but its milk did become sour from pain the bee brought. The farmer took his time with that cow until the milk was once again good for others. The way he managed to heal that cow was to give it fresh honey from the bee hive near by. The bull of course refused the honey and soon became rather sickly and unable, yet it still bucked ferociously. The bull died by the consumption of hatred it had, never caring to settle down and enjoy its honey. The cow became more wise to bees, and lived to enjoy honey.” The listeners then asked, “But how does this explain hate and love?”, “Hate derives from the absence of love and love derives from love. If you are stung by hate you shouldn’t hate love, but become wiser to hate and sooner enjoy love for what it is.” the men still a bit curious asked, “well what does it mean?”, “it means”, began Ink, “That if you’re stung by a bee, you shouldn’t ever forget the joy of honey. Become wiser to a sting, but don’t become what it was that stung you or you’ll forget.. the joy of your honey”
Song of Solomon 4:11 Your lips, O my spouse, drop like the honeycomb: honey and milk are under your tongue; and the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
Deuteronomy 26:9 He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey;