Your Capacity for Love

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I love this quote.

As I was researching material for my book, I found myself turning to my Bible to see how dogs were portrayed in scripture.  In the book of  Genesis all of creation was declared “good” by God.  Then, after the flood of Noah’s day dogs fell victim to their own bad and unacceptable behavior.  Because of this dogs assumed a deplorable identity in scripture.

But yet dogs of today are highly valued, loved and esteemed.  What has caused this change?  It is my view that mankind’s relationship with dogs had a “redeeming” effect on them.  Today, our beloved pets are committed to the way of love.

When I see how dogs have responded to man’s love and affection, and consider my use of the word “redeemed,” I find myself reflecting on my own redemption and how I have responded to God’s love and affection.  Am I committed to the way of love?  Is my relationship with God such that I find it difficult to live without Him?

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