It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and protected themselves, but the quills of each one wounded their closest porcupine companions.
After a while, they decided to distance themselves one from one another and – alone and frozen – they began to die. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth.
Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.
Moral of this story: The best relationship is not the one that brings perfect people together, but one where each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person’s good qualities.
Meditation: We then who are strong ought to bear with the scruples of the weak, and not to please ourselves. – Romans 15:1
You will succeed in Jesus Name!