Sin is a Lot Like a Rattler

There was an inquisitive woman who spotted a small Western diamondback and reached down to pick it up. The baby rattler jerked its head around and bit the woman’s thumb. She promptly dropped it. But thinking, falsely, that she had to capture the snake so her doctor would know what kind it was, she picked it up again with the other hand, and the snake bit that thumb to. Although both thumbs turned black, the womand survived, and she learned the first lesson about snakes and scorpions; Let them be.

Sin is a lot like a rattler. Pick it up and it will bite. Pick it up again and it will bite again.

** This is not made up or a joke.  This is from a new story reported in Arizona Highways Sept 2006 Pg 38