Sunday, February 18, 2018
2nding Matthew 10:16
Every Saturday after dropping off Billy for Special Olympics, I hit the McDs on Mulford in Rockford, Illinois to meet with a young woman who is among the few millenials that I know who really wants to honor Jesus by the book.
In other words, she worships weekly, manages who she is and what she has through a Christocentrically Biblical filter, and approaches every opportunity and temptation in a WWJD kinda way.
So, yeah, she is rare among millenials.
Come to think of it, she's rare!
Anyway, as I was walking into McDs last Saturday, people were streaming out and one pret' near hysterical woman warned, "Don't go in there! Something bad is happening! A big ___ man is yelling and screaming and I think there's going to be a fight or worse!"
Buuuuuuut since reading Matthew 10:16 juxtaposed to Psalm 23, I've run into fires rather than away from them.
I don't identify with sheep.
I'm an undershepherd to the Good Shepherd who lives to guide, provide, and protect sheep from wolves.
I live to confront wolves.
Buuuuuuuut he was biiiiiiiggggggg!
Immediately, I could see he was towering over the manager and yelling and screaming and waving his arms and going way over the edge about his purchase not being as ordered in a menacing wolfish kinda way.
What was worse for me, remembering I had just dropped off Billy, he was intimidating and bullying and seemed ready to pounce on two young female "challenged" employees.
Because I've been around a while and continue to "Be Prepared" from my old BSA days before the BSA were castrated and femininized, I went right up to him and said, "Is there a problem here? I'm with the Boone County Sheriff's Department."
He backed off immediately.
Wolves only prey on the unprotected.
When sheepdogs are around, wolves cower, cave, put tails between their legs, and scatter.
Buuuuuuut wolves always ravage and ruin when sheepdogs aren't around to protect the sheep!!!!!!!
Parenthetically, I am with the Boone County Sheriff's Department and Belvidere Police Department.
I'm one of their three manly-ain't-no-such-thing-as-an-innocent-bystander-undershepherd chaplains; annnnnnnd I'm trained, credentialed, and registered in 2nding Matthew 10:16.
Escorting the demonically oppressed-at-minimum man to the exit, I opened the door for him and he snorted, "Doan needs yoah help, dog!"
I said, "You do not want to mess with me, friend."
People have been asking what's happening to America.
So much hating, meanness, madness, miscreance, and murder
While I don't pretend to have all of the answers, I have an observation and suggestion.
Sheep are stupid enough to think there's not thaaaaaaat much evil in the world despite the evidence.
They missed the course on original sin.
More sheepdogs or undershepherds need to hang around soft targets while 2nding Matthew 10:16.
Blessings and Love!