• weakdave

Imagine how it would feel,

to lose everything.  I mean e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.  Health.  Savings.  Job.  Home.  Reputation.  Spouse.  Kids, adult kids, grandkids.  Various means could do it, but imagine the worst.  Living under a bridge, homeless, alone.  Or in prison for life.  Or a padded cell in an institution.  Immediate family and extended family all dead, or say, hopelessly estranged, somehow, just or unjust.  The how/way is not the point.  Imagine it.

Would Jesus be enough for me?  Or would I be so devastated, so crushed, I would be tempted to take my life — no more reason to live?  A shepherd-believer could not continue.  But a dumb-sheep-believer, while seriously grieving the unfathomable loss…would still be enjoying his Shepherd, probably more than ever, probably more dependent than ever, probably with more-singular focus than ever.  This is the kind of contagious faith/dependency we hear about among persecuted believers under oppressive governments around the world.  Dumb-sheep-believers.  Jesus-dependents.  We don’t envy them, but we envy their dependency/faith/contentment.  They pray for us, the pitiable, here in the States.  We imagine them miserable, but we shepherd-believers are the miserable.

Impossible to be a dumb-sheep-believer, unless the Shepherd’s Spirit freshly convicts me of the sin of independence.  And it doesn’t last long.  So natural to be a shepherd-believer, living by the values of the right-side-up kingdom of this world – outside the Church, and inside the Church, joyless and peaceless unless things go my way, momentarily.  We shepherd-believers knows what’s best — wise in our own eyes, leaning on our own understanding.  Fruitless.  Uncontagious.

–DumbSheepDave, astonished at the difference Jesus is making in 2014, at times, hoping the pre-believers around him are noticing the difference

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