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.

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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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