I heard this story and thought it wise to share it with you.There was a woman who had a faithful dog.This dog was so faithful to her that the woman could leave her baby with it and go out to attend other matters.She always returned to find her 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 a Rather nasty scene.There was a total mess..The baby’s cot was dismantled and his nappies and clothes torn to shreds with blood stains all over the bedroom where she had 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 like it had just finished a delicious meal.
The woman went berserk and assumed that the dog had devoured the 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 to the bed was her baby lying on the bare floor safe.And under the bed was the remains of the carcass of a jackal torn to pieces in what must have been a fiercebattle between it and the dog.The reality hit the woman who then understood what had taken place in her absence.The dog fought to protect the baby from the 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 do we misjudge people and torn them to shreds with harsh words and even with physical assault before we had time to evaluate the situation?A little patience can drastically reduce major life long errors.
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