Thursday, December 28, 2006

Jesus as Pack Leader

Our family has been renting video recordings of the TV show “The Dog Whisperer.” Cesar Milan trains dog owners to be the pack leader, with the result that formerly high-strung animals become calm and happy, secure in the knowledge that they have a strong leader.

Isn’t there a parallel with humans? Once we accept Jesus as our pack leader, we no longer have to be nervous and angry, because we’re freed from having to depend on ourselves to control everything in our lives. Once we trust that Jesus is concerned about our safety and happiness, we can relax and enjoy this life.

Photo: Santas on motorcycles in Orange, California