…like this dog every day. This guy runs headlong through some abrasive obstacles to get to to something that, once he reaches it and is enveloped in it makes any craggy things he may have scuffed up against, rocks, thorns, briars, shrubs, cactus,…..it makes it worth it.
Since I read the following well known doggy metaphor some years back I’ve been keenly tuned in to The Ministry of Dogs
A sick man
turned to his doctor as he was preparing to
examination room and said,
I am afraid to die.
me what lies on the other side.’
quietly, the doctor said, ‘I don’t know..’
don’t know? You’re, a Christian man,
know what’s on the other side?’
was holding the handle of the door;
other side came a sound of scratching and whining,
he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room
leaped on him with an eager show of gladness.
to the patient, the doctor said,
you notice my dog?
never been in this room before.
didn’t know what was inside.
nothing except that his master was here,
when the door opened, he sprang in without fear.
little of what is on the other side of death,
do know one thing…
I know my
Master is there and that is enough.’