by Ruth, aka Momma Frizzle
After writing yesterday’s story, I remembered a first-hand lesson from last Sunday’s sermon. Turns out, Jesus saw people in terms of sheep and crops too. Pretty good analogies, I think.
Here’s how Jesus felt about folks: When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”*
The lessons I’m learning on the farm and in faith are similar. Seems to me, the whole range of occupations we have on this earth could be categorized under “shepherding” and “gardening.” In fact, that may be the only work we really have to do.
Temporally or eternally.
* Matthew 9:35-38