I suppose I am sharing this today...because I can relate to this better than anyone.....I know what presumptions can do ....and how much they can hurt.
It is not my story as I would never doubt a dog... but I sure as hell would doubt another human being. Of course wouldn't purposely use a dog as a babysitter but I do remember a dog that did exactly that for my own son once. I guess I am ...a byproduct of the way I grew up perhaps....The sad reality is shy of my grandmother and my children the only other never failing ever faithful have been dogs. hahahaha.......sad but true statement of mine.
So here I am looking at this and knowing exactly what thesin of presumption means and the damage it can cause... -------------------------
A 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 dogand 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 blood
stains all over the bedroom where she left the child and the dog.
Shocked, the woman wailed as she began looking for the baby.
All of a sudden, she saw the faithful dog emerging from under the bed.
It was covered with blood and licking it's mouth as if it had just
finished a delicious meal.
The woman got angry and assumed that
the dog had devoured her baby.Without much thought she beat the dog
with a wood to death.But as she continued searching for the"remains"of
her child, she beheld another scene.
Close to the bed was the
baby who, although lying bare floor, was safeand under the bed where
the body of a snake was torn to pieces in what had been a fierce battle
between the snake and the dog which was now dead. Then reality dawned on
the woman who now began to understand what took place in her absence. The dog fought to protect the baby from the ravenous snake. 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 and torn them to shreds with harsh words and deeds before we have
had time to evaluate the situation?This is called SIN OF
PRESUMPTION Presuming things our way without taking the trouble to find
out exactly what the situation really is.Little patience can
drasticallyreduce major lifelong mistakes.
Who Are Youmisjudging right
now?Don't think whatyou think others are thinking.Take time to get