A fictional little boy who was being punished studied his mother with fascination. Finally he asked, “Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?”
Irked by the day and the reminder that a few strands of her hair were indeed turning gray, she replied, “Well, every time you do something wrong and make me upset or cry, one of my hairs turns white.”
He pondered this a long time and then said softly, “How come all of Grandma’s hairs are white?”
I suspect many of us can easily forget the words of a Jewish rabbi spoken less than two millennia ago: “as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.” (Matthew 7:2) ...