Someone sent me an article on Cat and Dog Theology, a book written by Bob Sjogren. It takes off from this joke:
A dog says, "You pet me, you feed me, you love me, you must be God."
A cat says, "You pet me, you feed me, you love me, I must be God."
Basically, dogs are all about the master, and cats are all about themselves. And so it is in much of Western Christianity. We think that God is here to make things easy for us, to get us from birth to death as comfortably and with as many blessings as possible. And this self-centredness is a far cry from Jesus' example of giving his life for others and accepting whatever came from the Father's hand. A blessed and successful life by our standards may very well be quite different from the life of abundance that God promises us if we walk with Him and do what he does.
The word, "master" is not a popular one these days, but very biblical and we should not be ones who neglect the concept.
This is Cassie from Brooklyn chillin' in the back yard on Labour Day.