This dog was so faithful that the woman could leave her baby with it & go out to attend to 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 the faithful dog & went out shopping. When she returned, she saw a rather nasty scene. There was a total mess. The baby’s cot was dismantled, his nappies & clothes torn to shreds with bloodstains all over the bedroom where she had left the child & 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 was licking its mouth as if it had just finished a delicious meal. The woman went berserk & assumed that the dog had devoured her baby.
Without much thought she
clobbered the dog to death. But as she continued searching for the “remains” of her child, she beheld another sight.
Close to the bed was the baby who, although lying on the 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 & 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 & clobbered them to “death” 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 was/is. A little patience can drastically reduce major lifelong mistakes.
Who are you misjudging right now? /:)
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