The Skunk and the Bear

Dale Carnegie visited Yellowstone Park where he saw a grizzly bear. The huge animal was in the center of a clearing, feeding on some discarded camp food. For several minutes he feasted alone—no other creature dared draw near. After a few moments a skunk walked through the meadow toward the food and took his place next to the grizzly. The bear didn’t object and Carnegie knew why—It would cost the bear too much to get even.

You may be able to get even with your enemies, but it does not pay. Why don't you forgive instead?

Source: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie
Submitted by the homiletics class of West Coast Baptist College

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