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The Parable Of A Helpful Man And The Vicious Snake

How would you handle the situation? Your answer reveals your true nature.


People are usually good by nature. They want to do good things; they want to help other people whenever they can. Some will even go beyond their means to help someone in need. However all too often we often want recognition and applause for doing something good and that’s when we get sidetracked.

You see ego is a dangerous thing; it can overcome you to the point where you’d be blinded by selfishness. When doing good deeds, you shouldn’t be thinking about what you’re going to get in return. The moment you put an expectation to a good deed, it ruins the beauty of it. It’s not the same anymore, it’s been stained with selfish motives. It’s not a good thing anymore, it’s a disguise to a benefit you want to reap afterwards.

When you do good, you need to have sincerity in your heart. You have to be honest with yourself. You need to be thinking genuinely about helping that other person and not have any thoughts whatsoever about you at all. You put that needy person before you.

Just like this story:

When a man saw a snake dying and being burned to death, he decided to take it out of the fire🔥 , but when he did, the snake bit him. The bite caused excruciating pain, the man released the snake and the reptile fell back into the fire and was burning again.

The man tried to pull it out again and again the snake bit him. Someone who was watching approached the man and said:

Excuse me, but you’re stubborn! Don’t you understand every time you try to get that snake out of the fire, it’s going to bite you?

The man replied:

The nature of the snake is biting, and that’s not gonna change mine, which is to help.

So, with the help of a piece of iron, the man took the snake out of the fire and saved its life.

Moral of the story:

Do not change your nature if someone does harm you;
Do not lose your essence, only take precautions.

Worry more about your conscience than your reputation. Because your conscience is what you are, and your reputation is what the rest of you think. And what other people think, is not your problem… it’s their problem.


Baby Born ‘Without A Brain’ Defies Odds to Survive, Proves Miracles Do Exist

Sometimes, science just doesn’t have an explanation.

Five years ago, Shelly and Rob welcomed a tiny newborn with a serious problem – doctors said he doesn’t have a brain. The brain tissues were severely damaged and he probably won’t live long. Fast forward to today, the little boy named Noah is just like any normal happy kid.

When Shelly was three months pregnant with Noah, doctors found out that the unborn had a condition called spina bifida which means there was no proper development of the spinal cord. At the same time, the medical team learned that Noah also had hydrocephalus.

Because of hydrocephalus or the buildup of fluid in his brain, Noah’s brain was damaged. Doctors even advised his parents to prepare a casket. On the other hand, they were told that if Noah would survive, he’ll live to be disabled.

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One Woman’s Kindness to Needy Family at Gas Station Inspires A Chain Of Good Deeds

This lady’s selflessness inspired kindness from random strangers.

It was just an ordinary day for Nicole Heintz when she encountered an unexpected opportunity to do something extraordinary. While on her way to work, Nicole stopped for gas and noticed a middle-aged man crying while looking at one of the gas pumps.

It was a cold morning in Apple Valley, Minnesota, and she saw the man was only wearing worn-out socks and an old pair of flip flops. In the car sat his wife covering her face in her hands, and two teenage girls trying to stay warm under one blanket.

Nicole could tell she was looking at a broken man.

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Frail Old Mother Carries 30-Year-Old Daughter On Her Back For a Heartbreaking Reason

An elderly mother’s love for her daughter gives her the strength to carry on.

We all have a soft spot for mothers who love and care for their children. Their selflessness and fiercely protective nature often shield their kids from life's harsh obstacles. An elderly mother in the Philippines named Julieta Lorenzo certainly has these qualities.

Facebook user Gilbred Cargason Alsagon Jr. revealed that he was touched by the unwavering devotion of an elderly mother to her disabled daughter. He saw them while they were at the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) branch in Roxas City. The city is located in the province of Capiz, which is in the Visayas region of the Philippines.

Julieta Lorenzo is 69 years old while Mary Jane, her disabled daughter, is 30.

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