Now let me say before I start this, we had our first dog for 13 years, our second dog lived 16 years. The children being grown, we now have two cats. Growing up as a child we always had both at the same time in numbers of two or three each.
I know and have seen the difference in attitude and behavior of both cats and dogs. I love the loyalty of dogs, the excitement when they see you. But also admire and love the independent nature that is a cat. They want you to think they don’t care what you think, yet they do care.
Most dogs become very excited when they see their owners. They think, “You feed me, you keep me warm and dry, and therefore you must be God.”
Cats act as if they don’t care. They think, “You feed me, you keep me warm and dry, therefore I must be God.”
How does that represent our human view of God? Do we live a life in a way that is pleasing to God? Do we accept the things of God as truth, even when those truths may not be to our liking? Do we accept and love others with all their faults and imperfections? Dogs long to live life pleasing to God. There are many Christians and churches that fit the dog’s view of “You must be God.”
There are sad to say, many Christians and churches that work at making God what they think he should be. Many concentrate more on universal salvation and making God be all things to all people. A God so full of love that he will accept anything we do with no coincidences for certain behaviors. The cat faith makes God into what we want him to be.
When a church becomes more about big numbers and large congregations’, there are as one friend of mine calls them, the church of the golden calf. When God’s words are distorted to accept truth as lie and lie as truth, the church has become a god.
Hebrews 13:15 Sacrifice of praise through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise-the fruit of the lips that confess His name. NIV 1985