Thursday, September 9, 2010

Parable of the Puppy-Dog

To what shall I compare this adulterous generation?

It is like the puppy that a man adopted and placed on a strict training regimen. Each day when the man left home for work, he set the puppy loose in the backyard with plenty of water, food, and shelter. Then, unbeknownst to the man, the boy who lived next door would whistle to the dog, use dog-treats to entice him over to his yard, and play with him until the man returned home.

After several weeks of this, the dog's owner figured out why his training program was getting nowhere. For all the money and care he had spent on his dog, it now belonged to the boy next door.

Let him who has floppy ears let them lie flat against his head...

1 comment:

Robbie F. said...

In this parable, I was thinking about the "Transforming Churches Network." Their process involves asking a pastor to leave them alone with selected church members. Then, once these members have decided to adopt TCN's agenda, if the pastor isn't comfortable with it he gets shown the door.