Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Dog- Part One

I live with a dog- his name is Sam. Since Sam is no longer a puppy, he is at an age when he pushes hard for a touch of independence. Sam has issues.

He who controls the bowel movement, controls the life.

Sam has one major preoccupation in life. He is intent on getting me to give him one of the treats that reside in the box he cannot reach. This has become the primary tool in my negotiations with him. One of my demands is that I not find doggie doo in my house. This has lead to the "two for poo" program which has been highly sucessful.

Paul states in the Bible, "The hand cannot say to the eye, 'I have no need of you'."

I once heard a commentary on this verse. The parts of the body were embroiled in an argument on who was the most important. The brain, the heart, the hands, etc. all made their strong cases. But the sphincter muscle just shut up.

Every member has a story. It is a story written by God. That is where our individual value lies. It is not in vain arguments and repetitions of things that we have learned from outside ourselves. (This seems to always be given the greater emphasis,) But it the things we have personal knowledge of (which is our individual story) that is the highest truth that we can share. This is powerful; this IS truth, and JESUS IS THE TRUTH.



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