SO…the bottom line here in this poem is to know who your enemy is, right? But is everyone our enemy? No, I think not. Are all people to be trusted? No, I think not, not right now. I think there’s a small percentage of people that are actually out there in the world that intend to create harm and destruction. And do so. There’s a lot more people in our world that are ‘good’ and want to help others besides themselves. So, how do you judge who your ‘enemy’ is or the right person to spend your valuable time with? How does a person figure this out for himself without doing himself or herself in, in the interim?
So many times bridges are burned because we close the door on those we do not understand or find different in color, race, creed, political or social persuasion, to name a few. Sometimes, we inadvertently allow ‘the snake’ into our lives that wreck havoc and destruction. How do you prevent that?
As I listened to Trump read The Snake by Al Wilson (this was a song he wrote in 1968) I do understand that when you know someone is a liar and a thief, do not trust them…and I would say that’s just common sense. Try to get them some help immediately from the right sources but don’t let them interfere with you or allow that mindset in your family or group environment. One is setting himself/herself up for much pain in their life if one does not have this knowledge to act on.
But what of people, in general? How can you tell what caliber of a person are they? How ‘good’ or ‘honest’ are they… and how trusting are they?
The bible states, “By their fruits you shall know them” (Matt. 7:16) That’s a great start…but some people are very sly and ‘vicious’ wanting to bring harm and hurt to others instead of helping those around them. Take a look at the pretty snake picture below…These snakes might say they did not mean to say or do something, but nevertheless, the harm was done even though they presented themselves as a ‘nice person’. How could this have been prevented? How could you protect yourselves and others you love and yet, help others that are deceiving themselves and others?
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