A donkey was tied to a tree. The Devil came and untied it. The donkey ran into the fields and started destroying the crop. The farmer's wife saw this and shot the donkey dead.
The donkey's owner was upset so he shot the farmer's wife. The farmer came back to see his wife dead, he went and shot the donkey's owner.
The wife of the owner of the donkey asked her sons to go and burn the house of the farmer. The boys went late evening and carried out their mother's order happily, assuming
that the farmer too would have been burnt with the house.
Sadly for them it wasn't that so the farmer ame back and shot the wife and the two sons of the owner of the donkey. Remorseful, the farmer asked the Devil why did all this have to happen?
The Devil said, "I did nothing, I only released the donkey but all of you reacted, overacted and released the inner devil. So the next time before replying, responding, reporting
and rebuking stop and think". Be careful.
Many a time what the Devil does is that it just releases the donkey in us.