My wife and I have a 1 1/2 year old, 90 lb., hilarious black lab. She brings us joy in so many ways. She easily forgets, forgives, is ridiculously loyal, and comforts us when we are sad. I love our dog.
It is interesting to me how people get so carried away with loving our pets. Sure sometimes (maybe most times) they make better companions than people, but would we ever truly put an animal companion above a human? A human being who is made in the very image of God?
Well, we did. Yesterday 75% of Norman said they want to spend $3 million to build a better shelter for animals.
I guess my real question is can a Christian really vote to pass a $3 million bond to create a better and bigger facility for animals in Norman while nearly 700 human beings are without homes?
When I drive south on I-35 from OKC and see the billboard that says "living on the streets is a lonely place" and there's a black and white picture of a dog (a German Shepherd I think) laying down on cement I want to say, "yes, living on the streets is a lonely place for my friends Roger, Paul, Dennis, Josh, Robin, Eleanor, Adam, Mike, Gary, Richard, Kayla, ...". I could introduce you to 200 people that I know who would be incredibly thankful for a $3 million bond for a new shelter.
But would a shelter like that pass as unanimously?