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2013-03-07 / Church

Just a Thought.......

Rev. DaveFischer

My Lexington education continues. This time I am learning about calves who have been newly separated from their mothers.

The rancher where I live has put a large group of them together in a pasture on their own. When I take my walk they come toward me, expecting food, I am sure, and then, when I don’t deliver, they run away.

They run often and they run helter-skelter. It seems to me that the primary reason they run is because someone else did. Recently, afraid of being left behind, one of the calves ran right thru a barbed wire fence.

Ouch!

The rest of my walk was spent thinking of how much many modern people are like the calves. They are running, too. And, often, they are running just because someone else did, or chasing goods and goodies just because someone else has them.

Seems to me that both the calves, and the people, need a leader who knows when to run, and when to rest, and who knows where to go.

It also occurs to me that we are supposed to be smarter than the cows.

Maybe we are, but sometimes I wonder.

It’s just a thought.

Rev. David Fischer is the Pastor at First Christian Church in Lexington

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