There was a dog that had a compulsive, eccentric habit. Whenever he got a bone, he spent the rest of the day in a flurry of activity. Whether he was motivated by instinct or his own peculiar quirkiness or some combination of the two is hard to say.
Given a bone, he commenced a search through the house for a suitable place to bury it. Once he settled on a spot, he proceeded to “dig” a hole in the linoleum. Undaunted by the fact that all his furious digging scarcely left a scuff on the floor, he carefully placed his bone in his imaginary hole. Next he painstakingly nosed imaginary dirt over it and then turned himself around to kick some more for good measure.
It was at this point, when he inspected his work, that he appeared to realize something was amiss. His prize was not sufficiently buried and, in fact, was in plain sight. So he picked it back up and hunted for a better spot. And thus the cycle repeats over and over again until it’s time for a nap.
Before we laugh, however, I wonder if there is some of this craziness in us, too. Are there things that we do over and over out of a compulsion we don’t understand — things that are equally unproductive? Things like wearing ourselves out trying to impress other people. Or how about chasing after things that never satisfy. Or maybe it’s just a cycle of busyness that doesn’t really get us anywhere.
Sometimes I wonder, but then it’s time for my nap.
Peace & Justice Ministry ~ Collection for Rebel & Divine UCC Trans* Focused Shoe & Clothing Boutique
Please join us in collecting gently used or new clothing and shoes for this clothing boutique.
Items to consider: Underwear, socks, hoodies, leggings…a detailed list can be found in our January newsletter. These items are for young people so black is a great color. Please bring your items to church over the next couple of Sundays. Peace & Justice will be delivering them on Jan. 17 or 18. Questions, speak to Nancy McClain.
Mark your Calendars! Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction ~ Sunday, January 31st at 5:00 pm.
Can your company offer a gift certificate? Can you offer a ride, a place to stay or another service? Donate it to the Silent Auction. This is our BIGGEST Fund raiser for Camp Scholarships.
Invite your family friends and neighbors to join in the fun!