Sin of Presumption


There is a legend of a women who had a faithful dog. This dog was so faithful that the woman could leave her baby with it and go out to attend other matters. She always returned to find the child soundly asleep with the dog faithfully watching over him…

One day something tragic happened. The woman as usual, left the baby in the ‘hands’ of this faithful dog and went out shopping. When she returned, she discovered rather a nasty scene.

There was a total mess. The baby’s cot was dismantled and his nappies and clothes torn to shreds with bloodstains all over the bedroom where she had left the child and the dog.

Shocked, the woman wailed as she began looking for the baby. Presently, she saw the faithful dog emerging from the under the bed. It was covered with blood and licking its mouth as if it had just finished a delicious meal.

The woman went berserk and assumed that the dog had devoured her baby. Without much thought she clubbed the dog to death.

But as she continued searching for the ‘remains’ of her child, she beheld another scene. Close to the bed was the baby who, although lying on bare floor, was safe. And under the bed the carcass of a jackal torn to pieces in what must have been a fierce battle between it and the dog which was now dead.

Then the reality hit the woman who began to understand what took place in her absence.

The dog fought to protect the baby from the ravenous jackal. It was too late for her now to make amends because in her impatience and anger, she had killed the faithful dog.

A dog deserving praise and adoration that fought to save the life of her dear beloved child received death in return.

How often have we misjudged people and torn them to shreds with harsh words and even with physical assault before we have had time to evaluate the situation?

It’s called the SIN OF PRESUMPTION.

Presuming things are one way without taking the trouble to find out exactly what the situation really is. A little patience can drastically reduce major lifelong errors.


From: Alec Ee


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I'm a Chinese Singaporean living in the Eastern part of Singapore. I tweet on current affairs & inspirational quotes. I blog on issues or events if they interest me. I write for pleasure. I also write mainly for my family and friends.
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6 Responses to Sin of Presumption

  1. G Gabriel says:

    Stumbled on your blog. You are quite a writer and I took great delight in reading your posts but this post has no place in a blog because such trivia are found everywhere online. Many people are like me in that they want to read original masterpieces from your heart not some rubbish passed from one e-mail to another by those who have nothing better to do so keep on writing about your personal experiences and stop forwarding stuff others forward to you. I treasure your personal insights. I don’t care for childish stories reproduced here.

    • Hi Gabriel,

      Thks for dropping by. Your comments are noted. I hope you will read other entries which are written by me. Cheers.

  2. Alec Ee says:

    Thanks Gintai for the mention. A great reminder for people who prefers action first before being cautious and rational.

    • Hi Alec,
      There is indeed lesson to be learnt. I know my nephew from Vancouver follows my blog. It’s an indirect way to teach him some valuable lessons in life via this channel. You know sometimes when you try to be direct they just shut off and say you are long winded or lor sor. Teens are just like that. By relating a story hopefully he got the msg. Cheers!

  3. xlyngx says:

    i like the valuable messages hidden in the stories you re-produce here. keep it coming, it’s very educational for young minds.

    • Hi,
      Thank you for your support and comment. It is ppl like u that keep me going. I just cant give up cuz there is an audience out there! Cheers!

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