Monday, March 16, 2009

A Scorpion Moment

An excerpt from Moments by Fr. Jerry M. Orbos, SVD:

Do you sometimes feel like giving up loving? Do you feel like giving up your goodness? Please don't.

Take time to read this story. There was this Hindu who saw a scorpion floundering around in the water. He decided to save it by stretching out his finger, but the scorpion stung him. The man still tried to get the scorpion out of the water, but the scorpion stung him again.

A man nearby told him to stop saving the scorpion that kept stinging him, but the Hindu said: "It is the nature of the scorpion to sting. It is my nature to love. Why should I give up my nature to love just because it is the nature of the scorpion to sting?"

Don't give up loving.

Don't give up your goodness.

Even if...  people around you sting...

A Moment with the Lord

Lord, help me to love and keep loving in spite of hurts, and to hold on to the goodness within me. Amen.