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January 23, 2012, 9:16 AM

Like An Alley Cat



As those words left my mouth yesterday in the pulpit, I was thinking, "uh, oh."  "Without Christ, people are like alley cats rumaging through the garbage cans looking for something, completely unaware of the stink around 'em."  Or something to that effect, anyway.  I know what I meant, but I'm sure a sensitive person could get offended.  I haven't heard from anybody yet, so maybe this one passed through unnoticed.

What I wanted to convey with the crass remark was this:  The world thinks its okay to go with whatever philosophy or way of life that seems to work.  Whatever shoe fits.  God must look on and think, "Dear child, why?"  "I've given you everything in my Son, and you'd rather go rifling through the dung pile?"  From my point of view, the world is full of sorrows and disappointments, but I know there is a better way.  How can we passively hear these incredible biblical witnesses to God's plans for the world and desire death in spite of it?  That's preacher thinking, I suppose.


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