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  1. Paige says:

    I love this more than I can possibly write. I would take them all too, if I could, if I thought they would actually get along. Lol.

    I love your ministry to our feline fellows. Sweet

    Personally I never bought into the L of the TULIP
    Maybe it can be changed to stand for Love, instead.

  2. Michael says:

    Thank you, Paige…I knew you’d get it.

  3. Em says:

    The worst is the kittie who sees you coming and reaches thru the cage to grab you as you walk past
    The next worst is the dog or cat that catches your eye and then goes over to nose the gate latch
    I used to take the contents of my paper shredder to the local shelter… they used it for bedding or litter or something and delivering it meant walking past the cat cages

    BTW, if you have a plurality of cats some neighbor will call the cops… Baby sitting my kids cats,, we experienced that delight

  4. Michael says:

    Treys new cat reached out and grabbed him…I told him it was a sign of divine providence…

    In my neighborhood, there are two “cat houses”…mine and one about a block away.
    If someone called the cops I’d spend part of every day praying imprecatory Psalms on their yard…

  5. Linnea says:

    Love this Michael….that is the aspect of TULIP I cannot accept…that God does not desire to have a relationship with humanity, as a whole.

    Em, many years ago, I adopted a calico kitty who reached through the cage to touch me as I walked past. She went home with me and I named her “Opie” because she was a country cat. She and I were companions for many years and she had such a personality! I sure loved that girl…she was my first furry companion after living on my own. I can’t imagine a God who gives up on people or animals. We are a reflection of Him, and it seems, we all feel the same way about those on the fringes of society or the shelter.

  6. BrianD says:

    I wonder if God — if he exists — is looking for the bad cats, too.

  7. Michael says:

    All cats are good and bad, but love covers the smell of the cat box…and God loves them all…

  8. UnCCed says:

    It’s odd for me ’cause while I’m a “dog-person,” most of my life I end-up with at least 1 cat, and he/she is VERY strange, and for some reason like me probably more than I them.
    Anyway, well stated.
    However, I’m having difficulty seeing how The Moses Model fits into all that.

  9. Em says:

    BrianD, God does NOT exist
    He IS
    sometimes we exist, tho … 🙂

  10. BrianD says:

    Thanks, Michael, Em.

  11. Chris Long says:

    Awesome piece Michael. My only comment I’d add in clarity would be that when you say “He has the resources to save as many as He wants to”, I’d say and the great thing is that His want is to save all. I don’t understand this notion people have of God desiring some to be with Him and some not – that’s not the heart of the Father I know and that’s not what I see modeled for me in the life of Jesus (who the Bible tells me in Hebrews is the exact imprint of God’s nature) . God provided for all because He loves all and wants all. Whether people respond to that and are willing to leave their cage and accept that love is where the issue lies. God may know ahead of time that not all will respond, but that doesn’t change the fact His heart was for them.

  12. Em says:

    It’s an old analogy, probably theologically vulnerable, but my mind always rested in the illustration: God has invited all to the marriage supper, but being omniscient, He knows who will read their invitation and accept. Thus He only sets the table for that number…. Genesis to Revelation’s end, all are known right down to the number of hairs on our heads… Now that takes some amazing capacity… Beyond my ken. ?

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