Titanium TinkleBerry: The Dog Whom I Love part 12
Sometimes we were reluctant to help out because we knew that even without our help, our parents would provide. The house would still be there. We would still get clothed and fed. Our needs would always be met. This reality, when not handled correctly, produces a sense of entitlement, which brings us into adulthood and the pains of living. These pains are what God uses for us to understand His Glory. “But those who suffer He delivers in their suffering; He speaks to them in their affliction,” (Job 36:15).
But are we listening, is the question? During childhood we learn lessons that produce self –righteousness. These lessons are born out of our need to survive in this world. While growing up, we learn differences. Then we learn to evaluate those differences and assign them levels. We learn to earn our way through life. So what is wrong with that? Nothing and everything, it’s a paradox. A paradox? Yes. Let me define a paradox for you. A paradox is something (such as a situation) that is made up of two opposite things and that seems impossible but is actually true or possible.
In this world, it is prudent to evaluate things. Through evaluation we discover things about ourselves and the world around us. IQ, which is the ability to make finer distinctions, increases as we exercise looking at differences. The ability to notice differences is what makes animals so amazing. When Titan can discern his house or his bowl from Diamante’s, I marvel at him. It is a sign of intelligence for us. But the ability to see differences without evaluation is definitely a divine quality. In order to survive or thrive, it is human nature to evaluate differences. I think God knows that about humans.
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