A cat 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 cat faithfully watching over him.
One day something tragic happened. The woman as usual, left the baby in the “hands” of this faithful cat and went out shopping. When she returned, she discovered rather a nasty scene and 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 cat. Shocked, the woman wailed as she began looking for the baby.
All of a sudden, she saw the faithful cat emerging from under the bed. It was covered with blood and licking its mouth like it had just finished a delicious meal.
The woman went crazy and assumed that the cat had devoured her baby. Without much thought she beat the cat 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 on the floor, was safe and under the bed the body of a snake torn to pieces in what must have been a fierce battle between the snake and the cat, which was now dead.
Then reality dawned on the woman who now began to understand what took place in her absence. The cat 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 cat.
A Little Patience Can drastically Reduce Major life Long Mistakes.
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? 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 life long mistakes.
Who are you misjudging right now? Don’t think, what you think others are thinking. Take time to get to the whole truth. Please be patient with people, lest you live to regret your actions against them.
Be quick to hear, but slow to respond and become angry (James 1:19-27).
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