Last Sunday I asked my brother-in-law if he’d seen the dog that had been coming to church. He said that yes he’d seen it as it was in Red’s class (don’t know how I missed that!).
I looked at him and said, ‘It’s weird.’ He laughed at me and told me it was a seeing eye dog.
But I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. It really bothered me! It really bothered me that there was a dog in church. The people who it was with aren’t blind, so obviously it’s in training. More obviously that training needs to include socialization and meetings and large groups and sanctuary time.
Finally I realized that I was really just being judgmental. Something in that poor dog being at church really went against my view of ‘what church is supposed to include.’ Still does if I’m being honest.
Logically I know that dog needs to be there.
Logically I know there is nothing wrong with the situation.
So why do I just feel uncomfortable with it?
I don’t know – but I do know that this is an issue that I didn’t realize I had until this dog started coming to church.
So now I want to know — Why does He always find something new to fix in me?
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