Loving the Unlovable

chd_scorpion1There 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?”

If it’s in your nature to love don’t give up loving.

Don’t give up being good because others aren’t.

Keep loving, yes , even those that sting.

 

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