Only ShepherdDave gets involved in political
discussions, because only ShepherdDave is wise in his own eyes, leaning on his own understanding, and therefore is confident-he-knows-what’s-best-for-himself-and-others, is confident-he-knows-what’s-thankable. Only ShepherdDave attempts to persuade others, gives unsolicited advice/opinion. Pride, not humility. ShepherdDave is an independent, the opposite of a dependent like DumbSheepDave, who is childlike, clueless-about-what’s-best.
Democracy was designed by independents for other independents, not created-dependents. Democracy breeds quarreling. ShepherdDave is tired of the political divisiveness, the self-righteous, ungracious acrimony in our land, the ridicule of the opposition, and would much prefer a king to democracy.
DumbSheepDave is clueless-about-what’s-best, so he enjoys the grass right in front of him, where his ShepherdJesus has led him, liberated about where his ShepherdJesus will lead him later in the day, tomorrow, next week, month, year. Only DumbSheepDave experiences the peace that surpasses understanding-idolatry. Only DumbSheepDave loves everyone, just as they are, and his ShepherdJesus’ genius plan for everyone, just as it is, and thanks his ShepherdJesus for everything and everyone. Never unsolicited advice, never persuasion, unless directed by his ShepherdJesus.
–ShepherdDave, who sometimes sees the problem, but feels powerless to change himself, needs fresh conviction of the sin of confidence-he-knows-what’s-best, so he might momentarily be DumbSheepDave, enjoying the bliss of Jesus-dependency/humility, so the pre-believers around him might experience the other-worldly humility and other-worldly love of Jesus
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