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.


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


I’m confident.

Is Jesus telling this to me?

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


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.’”


Wow, that guy thinks he’s pretty good.

I wonder if he’s nice to dogs.

I’m listening.


“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.’”


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

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


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.”


I’m the humblest dog around.

Now do I get my treats?


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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