Humans including myself- I am perplexed at us.
I read a very strange story in the very early hours of this morning. I wish it had been a parable, but alas, it’s not, as the events of the story truly happened in broad daylight. The tragedy of the story is that it carries a pattern that continues till today.
A group of very much abused Sheep were being prepped by their shepherds to be slaughtered.
A man called Zechariah came along and bought the sheep from its owners. He decided he was going to love on them and take good care of them
I’m not sure what happened though, but for some reason the sheep he had rescued and loved began to hate him. Their lack of appreciation brought this man to a state of burn-out, so much that he decided to quit caring for them.
This is a man who had done nothing but provide love and care, maybe for years, for a group of diseased animals, and at the end of the day, he was tossed aside like the first slice of bread.
And that’s the way we are as humans: we walk all over people who truly care for us, who desire nothing but the best for us; but those people who use us to build their empires and their resumes, and buy flashy cars, and walk all over our rights as they grow more and more powerful – we fear and love and serve and applaud those people.
If you’d like to read the story for yourself, you’ll find it in the Bible; it’s in Zechariah 11:4-13. Happy reading