Callâ€™m Out â€” Part 2
Have you ever tried herding cats?
I havenâ€™t either. My mom loves cats so Iâ€™ve been around plenty of them in my day. And one thing you notice about each one of them is that they have a definite mind of their own. For the cat lovers of this blogâ€¦brace yourselfâ€”reality coming in, 5â€¦4â€¦3â€¦2â€¦1â€“-
Theyâ€™re using you!
Itâ€™s ok, therapy is available for you.
Itâ€™s called a dog.
Ouch! Iâ€™m just having some fun with you all. I like cats, really. They taste likeâ€¦
Ok, I digress. What Iâ€™m really driving toward is the fact that cats follow no one. They are as independent as independent can be. Even when they lovingly rub up against your leg they are really using you for a free petting. Is there no end to their incessant self-seeking!
Sheep, on the other hand, can be taught to move as one, yield to another, rest in the safety of their shepherd and trust in Him to protect them.
Cats arenâ€™t buying any of it.
Donâ€™t get me wrong, sheep arenâ€™t all good. And Jesus uses them as examples for us in both positive and negative ways, probably more negative than positive. But thereâ€™s a lot we can learn from sheep and thatâ€™s why they are so often used in the Bible.
Cats arenâ€™t used at all.
Unless youâ€™re counting lions.
Today more churches are full of cats rather than sheep.
And itâ€™s a ginormous problem because God calls the church to unity and harmony of mission and values.
Cats arenâ€™t team players.
How do you know which you are?
Weâ€™ll talk about that tomorrow.