On Snakes

Guest Editorial By Jerry Chandler From RT Comments
A girl walking along a mountain path to her house heard a rustle at her feet. Looking down, she saw a snake, but before she could react, the snake spoke to her. “I am about to die,” he said. There is no food in these mountains, and I am starving. Please take me Snakewith you.” “No,” the girl replied. “You are a snake. If I pick you up, you will bite me and kill me.””No,” the snake said. “If you help me, we will be friends. “The girl sat down for a moment to think things over. She looked at the snake and she had to admit he was the most beautiful snake she had ever seen. Suddenly, she said, “I will save you. All living things deserve to be treated with kindness.” She then reached over, put the snake under her coat and continued toward her house. Suddenly, she felt a sharp pain in her side as the snake bit her! “How could you do this?” she cried. “You promised that you would not bite me, and I trusted you!”
“You knew what I was when you picked me up,” he hissed as he slithered away.