Pets and God

Posted by Troy on 9th July 2013 in Human Nature

It occurs to me the pets offer a template for our relationship with God.  Of course, the first fold of this is the typical submission: that their unconditional love mirrors the unconditional love and forgiveness that God has towards us.  However, I think you could also look at it from the other point of view.  In a very real sense, we are gods to our pets.  We provide and protect them.  For the most part, they will never know anything mightier than their owner who seems to control all that is around them.  You could be having the worst day of your life.  You could have lost your job and be wondering where the next paycheck is coming from.  Your pet is not concerned at all.  They have no worries.  Why is that?  Well, you would probably point out that animals lack the imagination and temporal thought pattern necessary to process possible futures to worry about.  While this is, indeed, a valid point, I do think that there is another explanation.  Regardless of the state of their food bowl, they have faith that there will be food tomorrow and that their god (you) will provide it for them.  Why?  Because you always have.  Not only that, but they are right not to worry.  One way or another, you will find a way to put food on the table.  You will make the choices you have to make and things will work out.  You just have to have faith.

Long Live the Constitution!

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