Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Brer Possum’s Dilemma is an African-American folktale retold by Jackie Torrence. If you click on the link, you may read the story in its entirety. This story of a kind-hearted opossum who listens to the seductive pleadings of the snake despite knowing that snakes are bad news is an interesting counterpoint to the Good Samaritan parable. It's a hard lesson, and it hurts.