Seeing the positive

Malek Dinar relates that Jesus, son of Mary, out walking with his disciples, happened to pass by the carcass of a dog. "Whew!" exclaimed the disciples, "What a stench!" Jesus then paused to remark upon the shining whiteness of the creature's teeth. As the account goes, Jesus then proceeded to chastise his disciples, telling them not to speak ill of the poor dog and declaring, "Say nothing about God's creatures except that which is in praise."

— Abu Hamed Mohammad Ghazali quoted in Jesus in the Eyes of the Sufis edited by Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh


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