Buddy Study (No. 2)

Buddy looked so cute the other day as he sat in the doorway of my bedroom, head cocked to one side, watching with interest as I put on my earrings.

As I walked toward him, though, I spotted something on his face. Took a closer look. Ughhhhh. His entire mouth was outlined in cat litter.

You'll be happy to know I didn't take a picture.

Some people look good from a distance, too. They appear to be doing well, to be living right, to be moving forward.

They have a steak dinner in one hand (beautiful family, caring friends, good job) complete with baked potato, Alaskan king crab legs and buttered roll,

and a used, stinky, cat litter box in the other.

And they look at the steak dinner,

and they look at the litter box,

and they dump the steak dinner in the garbage and

go for the cat poop.

I see it all the time, working for Victory Home.

And, if I am to be truthful, I do it too.

God says, “I have a beautiful plan for you. All you need to do is abandon the litter box and obey me.”

But sometimes the litter box looks good!

C.S. Lewis said it beautifully: “We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with sex and drink and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
--Isaiah 55:2

Isn’t it time we chucked the litter box and ran to the arms of the One who is JOY unparalleled?


BBC said...

Ew! And I just cleaned out the litter box today!

Great point, and I doubt I will forget the steak dinner vs. cat poop scenario...

Anonymous said...

that was quite an analogy! Yucky, but true!