Tick on a dog

A friend and I were talking the other day about Ticks.
Not the nicest of topics but apparently in Australia they have ticks that can cause paralysis to a dog, and then eventually death.

Reflecting on this I remembered what Dr. Larry Crabb wrote.

‘What is a tick there for, to bless the dog? Or is a tick experiencing its own emptiness and looking for a nourishing host to sink its, whatever it has, into the host’s flesh and suck out of the host what would bring fullness to the tick’? Larry Crabb

I love the Australian T.V. show ‘Kath and Kim’. It’s such a funny show, but there is one line that crops up in every show. It’s when Kath says ‘Look at moiye, look at moiye, Look at moiye’.

Consciously or unconsciously we all say in various ways ‘Look at me’.

Blaise Pascal wrote

“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus” 

Contrast our self centered focus of ‘It’s all about me’ to that of Father, Jesus and Spirit where there is an open flowing dance of love for each other.

Each one pouring all they have into the other and vice versa, all the time. A mischievous interplay of self giving and self receiving love. Hmm, can’t wait to be fully part of it!But back to our present reality. What do you think would be the risks and rewards of living a lifestyle like the Family? Giving ourselves freely to our family, friends, and even our enemies.

Barry Pearman
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