A dog’s view of loyalty

Ginny speaks

Readers of this blog who preach will be familiar with the sermon-put-to-bed-but-what-about-the-children feeling. I was struck by exactly that feeling as I laced my shoes on for a dog walk yesterday morning. This was the result, shared this morning and very warmly received.

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Yesterday morning I looked at Ginny as I put my shoes on, and she looked back at me, willing me to hurry up. I said to her : ‘what shall I say to the children tomorrow morning about loyalty to Jesus?

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This is what she said – or would have done if she weren’t a dog.

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Always walk together, because together is good.

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Always listen just as hard as you can to him.

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Don’t run too far ahead of him.

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And don’t lag too far behind him either.

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If you get separated from him – be sure to hurry right back.

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Hold on tight to him when things are scary.

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You can always be yourself – just the way you are, with him.

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Try to help him with the important things if you can.

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Pay close attention to the Bible.

Do all that – she said, and you will know what loyalty is all about. Simple!

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