Here is a story that exemplifies what it means to walk in love, regardless of whatever else happens: “A man saw a snake being burned to death and decided to take it out of the fire. When he did, the snake bit him. The bite caused excruciating pain, the man dropped the snake, and the reptile fell right back into the fire. The man tried to pull it out again and again the snake bit him. Someone who was watching approached the man and said: ‘Excuse me, but don’t you understand that every time you try to get the snake out of the fire, it’s going to bite you? Why are you being stubborn?’ The man replied: ‘The nature of the snake is to bite, but that’s not gonna change my nature, which is to help’” (BlissForgive, “A Man Saw a…,” KindSpring, June 11, 2018, https://www.kindspring.org/story/view.php?op=sg&sid=161265).
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