If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains, If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it, If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time, If you can overlook when people takes things out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong, If you can take criticism and blame without resentment, If you can face the world without lies and deceit, If you can conquer tension without medical help, If you can relax without liquor, If you can sleep without the aid of drugs, If you can do all these things, Then you are probably the family dog.
No! This is a dog’s life. And we think of a dog’s life as easy. The question is, “Can we, who are filled with the Holy Spirit be as graceful as a dog?” Maybe all dogs do go to heaven! But I have met a few over the years in my house visits that I would just as soon not see there.
I Corinthians 13 is the Bible’s great chapter on love – what it is and isn’t. Read it and see the parallels. “Even the dogs eat what falls from the Masters table.” It’s a dog’s life. Maybe we should take the hint! -- Ben