Last week, as I closed the gate behind me and obscured my dog’s despondent face, I said “I’ll be back later. I love you.”
Why is it so easy to express love for a dog, and so difficult to express love for the most important people in my life? Why is it easier to express affection for an irrational creature that cannot grasp or return my affection, than for a rational and volitional creature that can?
And then I realised – it is easier because the dog cannot grasp or return my affection.
Application to preaching about idolatry after the cut.