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Confident or Humble?

05 Jan

Pharisee and the tax collectorI’m still praying for those treats and you’re going to tell me another of Jesus’ Pair a Bulls?

I’m not finished with the last one yet. There sure are a lot of bulls around here.

If I listen do I get some treats?

What!? I’ve got to listen before I can have some treats?

Oh, all right.

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To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:

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I’m confident.

Is Jesus telling this to me?

What do you mean, if I listen I’ll find out?

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Jesus said, “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men – robbers, evildoers, adulterers – or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’”

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Wow, that guy thinks he’s pretty good.

I wonder if he’s nice to dogs.

I’m listening.

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“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’”

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I bet that guy feels bad because nobody likes tax collectors.

I’ll give him loves – if he gives me treats.

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Then Jesus said, “I tell you that this man – the tax collector – , rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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I’m the humblest dog around.

Now do I get my treats?

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14 Comments

Posted by on January 5, 2014 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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14 responses to “Confident or Humble?

  1. misswhiplash

    January 5, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Yes, you can have your treats for being good, not interrupting and for listening

     
    • Bongo

      January 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      But Patrecia, that’s too hard. I’ll never get any treats!

       
  2. Mags Corner

    January 5, 2014 at 10:55 am

    Sweet Bongo you still haven’t gotten your treats? You were a good listener today so maybe those treats will find their way to you now. Hugs and nose kisses

     
    • Bongo

      January 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      Chancy and Mumsy, sometimes I get treats – but then I eat them and I need more. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.

       
      • Mags Corner

        January 5, 2014 at 1:48 pm

        Chancy says that you and he NEVER get enough treats. : )

         
      • Bongo

        January 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm

        That’s so true Chancy.

         
  3. Roberta

    January 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    As the days get colder here, my dogs get a warm mash made of their food and supplements – but not till they allow me to read and pray…this is an important message, Bongo. I’m glad you listened. Enjoy those treats!

     
    • Bongo

      January 5, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      Roberta, I’ll let my person read and pray all she wants – well, for a couple minutes anyway – as long as I get my treats.

       
  4. marina kanavaki

    January 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Ah, you are very convincing, Bongo! Did you get them?

     
    • Bongo

      January 5, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Marina, my person just doles out one treat at a time. I think she should give me the whole box.

       
  5. eripanwkevin

    January 6, 2014 at 8:57 am

    I’m the humblest dog, too Bongo!!! So we’ll get treats together! :)

     
    • Bongo

      January 6, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      Kevin, we can have a treat party together. No one would ever question humble dogs enjoying lots of treats.

       
  6. angelswhisper2011

    January 10, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Here comes a humble pussycat. Are there some treats left :D

     
    • Bongo

      January 10, 2014 at 7:19 pm

      Little Binky, Scratchy has a lot of treats hanging around. I don’t think he’ll miss them.

       

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