in my own eyes, leaning on my own understanding, LOVE giving advice, LOVE ministry, LOVE pointing others to Jesus. Independency/pride is so effortless, so natural. I dunno how to live another way. Thumbs up or down on everything I see. Looking for what’s commendable, and not. What’s thankable, and not. Obsessive critic of every sermon I hear, every news story, Facebook post, movie, whatever. I don’t know how to NOT sit in judgment, not opine. Dunno how to ENJOY everyone, just as we are, and everything I see or hear, just as it is. I KNOW what’s enjoyable and what’s not. I KNOW what it’s like to enjoy my own worthiness.
—ShepherdDave, needing rescue from Above — fresh conviction of the sin of independence/confidence-he-knows-what’s-best, so he might momentarily be DumbSheepDave, enjoying the bliss of cluelessness, childlikeness, dependency on his ShepherdJesus, so the nonbelievers around him might experience the other-worldly humility and other-worldly love of Jesus
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