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Posted on December 16th, 2014

One morning, after he had finished his meditation, an old man opened his eyes and saw a scorpion drowning helplessly in the water.

As the lake had a tree close to it, the old man quickly stretched himself out on one of the long roots that branched out into the lake and reached out to rescue the drowning creature.

As soon as he touched it, the scorpion stung him. Instinctively the man withdrew his hand and the scorpion remained in danger.

A minute later, after he had regained his balance, he stretched himself out again on the roots to save the scorpion. This time the scorpion stung him so badly with its poisonous tail that his hand became swollen and bloody and his face contorted with pain.

At that moment, a passerby saw the old man stretched out on the roots struggling with the scorpion and shouted: "Hey, old man, what's wrong with you? Only a fool would risk his life for the sake of this creature. Don't you know you could kill yourself trying to save that ungrateful scorpion?"

The old man turned his head. Looking into the stranger's eyes he said calmly, "My friend, just because it is the scorpion's nature to sting, that does not change my nature to save."

Likewise, the servants of God should never change their nature of helping, encouraging and saving souls just because some people do not accept the message that we bring to them.

Continue reaching out to save souls no matter people's reaction against you. Remember that our Lord Jesus had to die in order to save our soul!


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