The Faithful Dog

Extract from our Weekly Bulletin

November 13, 2016

A young couple were married for several years but couldn’t have children.

So they wouldn’t feel too alone they bought a German shepherd pup, which they raised as if it was their own son.

The pup grew up until he turned into a big and beautiful German shepherd.

The dog saved the couple in more than one occasion from being attacked by thieves.

He was always a faithful dog to his owners in any sort of danger.

After having the dog for 7 years, the couple managed to have the son they longed for so much.

The couple were so happy with their new son that they diminished the attention they gave the dog.

The dog felt second best and began to be jealous of the baby.

He grunted when his owners strolled with the baby and he wasn’t the affectionate and faithful dog that they had had for the past 7 years.

One day the couple left the baby calmly sleeping in the cradle while they were preparing some meat on the terrace.

To their surprise, when they looked to the baby’s room, they saw the dog with a bloody mouth wagging its tail.

The owner thought only of the worst, he grabbed a weapon and in a single act he killed the dog.

They ran into the baby’s room and to their astonishment they found him sleeping calmly.

Under the cradle, they found a murdered snake.

The owner cried bitterly “I have killed my faithful dog”

How many times have we unjustly judged a person? What’s worse is we judge and condemn them without investigating why their behaviour is the way it is or what their thoughts and feelings are.

We have “killed” many faithful friends for not clarifying a situation, often things aren’t as bad as they seem, but are quite the opposite.

The next time that we feel tempted to judge and to condemn someone we will remember The Story of the Faithful Dog.

“You shall do no injustice in judgment. You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty. In righteousness you shall judge your neighbour” Leviticus 19:15.

“Do you intend to rebuke my words, And the speeches of a desperate one, which are as wind?” Job 6:26.

 “There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?” James 4:12.

God Bless You,
Ps. Maria Varjabedian