One day, a man in the forest found a large two-toed sloth on the ground, upon the bank of the Essequibo. “As soon as I got up to him,”; he says, “the sloth threw himself upon his back, and defended himself in gallant style with his fore legs.”“Come, poor fellow,” said he said, “I'll take no advantage of you in your misfortune; the forest is large enough for both you and me to rove in; go your ways up above, and enjoy yourself in these endless wilds; it is more than probable you will never have another interview with man; so fare thee well.”
On saying this, he took a long stick which was lying there, held it for him to hook on, and then conveyed him to a high and stately mora. The sloth ascended with wonderful rapidity, and in about a minute he was almost at the top of the tree. Thus, the world has erred in its judgments concerning the sloth, from descriptions being given of him on the ground, and not in the only position in which he ought to have been describe, namely, clinging to the branch of a tree.
We must be careful not to judge others. People are to be appreciated for those things which they do best. We must remember that people have different abilities, experience and education. God has given each of us unique and special talents.
For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.
-Matthew 25:29 (New International Version)
Dear Lord we pray that our eyes would be open and that we would look past the weaknesses in others and look for the positive in each of them. In Jesus' name, Amen.