Sunday, February 18, 2018

2nding Matthew 10:16

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)



    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!

    Praise God!

    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."

    He fled.

    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!


Shatter the sound of silence!

Wake up!  Look up!  Stand up!  Speak up!  Act up for Jesus!

Salt!  Shine!  Leavenate!




Laura said...

As I was just saying to our brother Chuck the other day, we need to get off our religious recliners and go outside the four walls. Saturday morning, mi esposo y yo were waiting at the post office when he leaned over to me and said, "Uh-oh, I think there's going to be a meltdown," because a woman with a teenaged son was saying, "Stop, you're hurting me!" I walked over and asked her if there was anything I could do to help. She answered yes, and gave me a book, asking me to find an envelope for it so she could stay in line. When I came back, she told her son, "You should say thank you," which he signed to me. I waved back and said, "You're welcome." The son was nonverbal autistic, which I know because I am autistic too. Not the same kind, but autistic nevertheless. I think if we recognized our common denominator of all being His children, we might make this world a better, more inviting place for others to draw closer to Jesus.

Walton said...

Good Job Pastor Well Done

Ella Jane said...

A BIG Amen!!!