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Like a Little Child

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

 

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