I have a picture of my beautiful mother dressed as “Little Bo Peep” holding a shepherd’s staff, and my mind’s eye pictures one lost sheep that didn’t come home wagging her tail behind her, because she had no tail. Her happy emotions were killed long ago by “Rejection,” the wolf that almost ate her alive.
Of all the emotions that do the greatest damage, I believe that rejection is one of the worst. We are called to honor and to love one another,…. to even go one step further: We are to cherish one another. How many in the body of Christ do we love fervently? Of great concern to God and to all of us is: “Who don’t we love?” as we are called to be “One.” It’s possible that the tail of the lamb we’ve cut off, has a tail-tale in the end that we need to hear.
I smile when I think of wagging tails that proclaim the joy of “belonging.” Ask the Lord today if there’s someone that in faith you can call forth a tail, and then be the good shepherd that will bring that lost sheep home to the fold.
Every sheep needs love and their “bahs” turned into “ahs”!