History may tell facts, but usually facts interpreted for a certain purpose. There is a parable which has not been told often. It is about how history is written or re-written. It goes like this:
One day, a certain saint came to earth and visited with monks in a monastery. He asked them what they had accomplished. One said he could see angels. Another said he could make miracles. A third said he could fly when he prayed.
“All good and well”, the saint said. “I also practiced this one when I was younger. But the most difficult thing of all is to see your own sins.”
This parable should be told in history classes by teachers.