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Lesson of the Snake

This very short and enlightening story is like a parable from the Bible. It teaches that it’s never to late to learn a lesson in life…especially if it can save a life.

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A man was in his cabin in the middle of a terrible snowstorm when he heard a feeble scratching at his door.

He opened it to see a half-frozen rattlesnake on his doorstep begging to be let in from the bitter cold.

The man said to the snake, “I’m not going to let you in! You’re a rattlesnake and you’re going to bite me!”

“No, I won’t,” hissed the snake. “Just bring me in and get me warm and I’ll be your friend for life.”

Well, the man let the snake come in and even allowed it to rest upon his chest by the fire to get warm.

When the snake was completely comfortable, it bit the man on the neck.

As he was dying, the man said, “But you promised you wouldn’t bite me and would be my friend for life.”

The snake calmly replied, “But you knew I was a snake when you let me in.”



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