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Like a Little Child

04 Aug
Puppy in the grass

Puppy in the grass (Photo credit: justmakeit)

You know that fish Peter found last week with the coin in its mouth?

I’m going to go hang out with Peter and see if he’ll share.

What? What do you mean, Peter’s busy?

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An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest.

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What? The disciples argued? I thought they were perfect.

You’d think anyone that hangs out around Jesus as much as they did would have Jesus rub off on them and they wouldn’t do anything wrong.

Okay. I’ll listen.

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Jesus knew what they were arguing about and He called a little child and had him stand among them.

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

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Oh. Does that mean I have to be like a puppy again in order to go to heaven?

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Jesus also said, “And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me.”

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I would welcome a puppy. Maybe you should go out and get me a puppy, person.

I am too listening.

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“But,” Jesus said, “if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

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Does teaching a puppy how to do mischief cause that puppy to sin?

On second thought, maybe we shouldn’t get a puppy. I like swimming, but not if I have a weight around my neck that makes me sink to the bottom.

I’m not sure I want to listen anymore.

Okay, I guess I’ll listen. Are you almost done?

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Jesus told a story to show how much He cared about the little ones.

He said, “If a man owns a hundred sheep,…

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Sheep!? What happened to the puppy?

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and one of the sheep wanders away, the man will leave the ninety-nine sheep on the hills and go look for the one that wandered off. And if he finds it, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.” Jesus said, “In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.

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Hey person, I’ll be back in awhile.

I’m going to look for that puppy. I think he got lost.

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20 Comments

Posted by on August 4, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor

 

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20 responses to “Like a Little Child

  1. Kuruk

    August 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Yes, a puppy! You should get a puppy! Woooowooo, Ku

     
    • Bongo

      August 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Ku, I would love to get a puppy – but I’m having trouble convincing my person and Scratchy – the cat I live with.

       
  2. Jenn Twilley

    August 4, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Don’t worry, Bongo. You’re definitely a sweet puppy at heart. And Jesus loves dogs the best; everyone knows that.

     
    • Bongo

      August 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks Jenn. I’m guessing that when Jesus had all those disciples following Him, there were lots of dogs following Him too.

       
      • Jenn Twilley

        August 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm

        Of course there were! Dogs are the best judge of character, and definitely the most noble. I bet when all the disciples fell asleep, Jesus just talked to the dogs.

         
  3. marina kanavaki

    August 4, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Ah, Bongo, you are such a sweet doggy! Sending you loves!
    🙂

     
    • Bongo

      August 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks Marina. I’m sending a big, slobbery kiss back to you.

       
  4. mollieandalfie

    August 5, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Oh a puppy, I would so love a Brudder or Sister to play wiff 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

     
    • Bongo

      August 5, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Mollie and Alfie, I’m trying to convince my person. I’d love to have a puppy to play with but for some reason she’s not going for it.

       
  5. Gizmo

    August 5, 2013 at 5:33 am

    Congrats!..You’re a winner in the FetchEarth Giveaway…Please email me with your shipping info…Thanks 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      August 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      Wow, thanks Gizmo. I’m really excited. I’ll have my person send you my address right away.

       
  6. eripanwkevin

    August 5, 2013 at 7:21 am

    I’m glad that Jesus calmed his disciples down from arguing with this beautiful story! 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      August 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Kevin, Jesus was always having to straighten his disciples out.

       
  7. Kris, Neighbor Chick

    August 5, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Awww, what a sweet post. 🙂 Is a stork on the way? Do storks even deliver puppies?? Have a lovely day!

     
    • Bongo

      August 5, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Kris, I’m still working on that puppy. I haven’t been able to convince my person yet.

       
  8. angelswhisper2011

    August 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Hey, Bongo, you search for your puppy, I’m busy counting sheep. Pawkisses 🙂

     
    • Bongo

      August 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Little Binky, if you need help with your sheep I think my neighbor dog Toby can help. He’s and Australian Shepherd dog. Or maybe he’ll only herd Australian sheep.

       
  9. colliesofthemeadow

    August 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Bongo! I love these Bible stories. This is proof we are going to heaven after all our owners call us their furbabies! Now, they should give us lots of treats for if they lead us astray they will get the millstone treatment. I am ready to tie one on the old guy’s neck … hehehe
    _Ginger

     
    • Bongo

      August 11, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      Ginger, I’m digging up a millstone for my person too. She’s so full of mischief. I’m sure she’s trying to lead me astray.

       

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