Petros wrote:The problem for me of these ABCs -
What are the ABCs of becoming a human?
It start with a seeding - not with my volition.
Does one - without nips from the sheepdog of Heaven - say, I WILL become a Christian, what is the drill?, or, My, I wonder what it's like to be a Christian, I 'llk try it out.
Petros wrote:I actually believe in sheepdogs, not that my experience was that of Francis Thompson > http://www.houndsofheaven.com/thepoem.htm < , but I have seen how by a bark here, a glare there, a charge, a light nip I was brought to the door to the fold, to enter or bolt.
Compare the mountain path at night scene from the Horse and His Boy - we are given not coercion, but guidance.
And if you or I act on occasion as a sheepdog - isn't it the Shepherd directing us with whistles and gestures of his staff?
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