Shake the snake

shake the snakeWhen Paul and crew shipwrecked, they washed ashore. Paul helped gather wood for a fire, and a snake latched itself on his hand. The natives of the island thought it was karma, that Paul was a murderer and was being judged. But Paul shook off the snake into the fire and was unharmed — Acts 28:5.

This miracle teaches us what we should do when we are bitten — by disappointments, by hurtful words, by unfair treatment.

Just shake it off.

Don’t let it bother you. Move on, forgive, forget. Don’t let the poison fill your body with death.

10 responses to “Shake the snake

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  2. Reminds me of when Zarathustra told the guy “Bite its HEAD OFF” ! ☺

  3. That was a pretty awesome application of that passage!

  4. Loved this! Mental note to self.

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