Sorry to hear of another sick cat, but to be honest, I’m tired of hearing about it.
Your grief over your cats seems too much to me…they are only animals.
We sometimes love pets and people too much…”
No, we don’t.
We can never love too much.
We can love in ways that are not beneficial to ourselves or the object of our love,but we can never love either pets or people too much.
In fact, you are never more Christ like then when you are acting in sacrificial love for another creature, be it a cat or a person.
Your grief at their loss will be in proportion to how much you loved them.
He wept because he loved someone who went the way of all flesh.
He didn’t love him too much.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
(John 15:13 ESV)
He loved him enough to give His all to save him.
In fact, He had a radical plan to save all of us and renew the whole creation.
I know you love people,but don’t you think this cross thing is a little extreme?
Besides, they’re all sinners…”
My problem isn’t that I love too much, it’s that I love too little.
I tend to only love those people and creatures that love me back…
Loving those people and pets that God gives me…loving them “too much”… is practice to learn how to love those people who don’t love me at all.
It’s practice to learn how to love as Jesus loves…and pay the price for doing so in a fallen world.
So, I’ll love too much and grieve too much and do so because I’m following the example of the Lord.
Someday, love and grief will be no longer connected because He acted in greater love than I can conceive of.
Miss Kitty’s better today…
Make your own application…