This dog was so faithful that the woman could leave her baby with it and go out to attend other matters.
She always returned to find the child soundly asleep with the dog faithfully watching over him. One day something tragic happened.
The woman as usual, left the baby in the “hands” of this faithful dog and went out shopping. When she returned, she discovered rather a nasty scene, there was a total mess.
The baby’s cot was dismantled; his nappies and clothes torn to shreds with bloodstains all over the bedroom where she left the child and the dog.
Shocked, the woman wailed as she began looking for the baby.
Presently, she saw the faithful dog emerging from under the bed. It was covered with blood and licking its mouth as it had just finished a delicious meal. The woman went berserk and assumed that the dog had devoured her baby.
Without much thought she clubbed the dog to death.
But as she continued searching for the “remains” of her child, she beheld another scene.
Close 2 the bed was the baby who, although lying on bare floor, was safe and under the bed was the carcass of a jackal torn to pieces in what must have been a fierce battle between it and the dog which was now dead.
Then reality hit the woman who now began to understand what took place in her absence. The dog fought to protect the baby from the ravenous jackal.
It was too late for her now to make amends because in her impatience and anger, she had killed the faithful dog.
How often have we misjudged people & torn them to shreds with harsh words and deeds before we have had time to evaluate the situation?
It is called SIN OF PRESUMPTION
Presuming things our way without taking the trouble to find out exactly what the situation really is. A little patience can drastically reduce major lifelong mistakes. Who are you misjudging right now? Don’t think what you think others are thinking. Take time to get the whole truth.
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
“The willingness to forgive is a sign of spiritual and emotional maturity. It is one of the great virtues to which we all should aspire. Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either -- or both -- when needed?”