Only the judgeless observer leads a peaceful life,
extending grace to all. The activist, the achiever, lives with enormous pressure to succeed, avoid failure/mistake/embarrassment, to be better, believe better, do better. And the judgeful observer/people-watcher, noticing weakness in others, robbing others of grace, lives a miserable life of addiction. Being a competitor, feeling good about self at the expense of others, is the hardest of all addictions to overcome. Stressful living. ShepherdDave.
DumbSheepDave on the other hand, is simply the judgeless observer — curious and expectant to see what his ShepherdJesus does NEXT, in Dave, others, circumstances. Clueless-he-knows-what’s-best. Enjoying everyone and everything just as it is. Stressless living. Ahhh.
–ShepherdDave, who sometimes sees the problem, but always 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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