Lord, this cat you gave me… she just doesn’t listen.
I told her the rains were coming…she goes out anyway and comes back soaked.
I told her not to lay in weeds…yet everyday she comes in and expects me to pull all the stickers out of her fur….from laying in the weeds.
I told her that as much as it’s up to her to be at peace with all cats…yet she expects me to tend to her wounds from the fights she is always in.
She embarrasses me in front of the neighbors by instigating disputes with their cats…she thinks she owns the whole block.
She is constantly doing what she ought not to do and suffering the consequences.
Worse, she seems to blame all her misfortunes on me…at least she expects me to deal with all the results of her disobedience.
I always do, but she never seems to learn.
Furthermore, Lord…she has never missed a meal, but when she’s hungry she yowls as if she hasn’t had a meal in weeks.
She makes it sound as if I’m a negligent and cruel father.
The truth is that I always feed her and even give her treats.
Just wanted you to know…
To top it all off, she is often distant and ignores me until she wants attention or me to provide something.
This cat makes me feel used.
Sometimes I wonder if she loves me, or just loves what I can give her.
It’s a pretty one sided relationship.
Despite all of this, I love the cat and I’ve chosen to keep her.
Lord, that makes no sense, but I know you’ll understand…
Make your own application…
Your cat stories get me every time!
How C.S. Lewis of you 🙂
I probably enjoy writing these more than the other stuff I write…but I get more negative feedback from them than what we do the rest of the week.
People mock them a lot, but as long as some folks find them worthwhile and I’ve still got a cat, they’ll keep coming.
Awesome!! Reminds me of the book of Hosea.
Thank you, Linda!
Get a dog.
I’ll stick with cats…less mess.
Now your cat story has just reminded me of the iconic Fleetwood Mac song: “Thunder only happens when it’s raining; players only love you when they’re playing.” Those lyrics probably have nothing to do with the theme of your story.
Now that song will be in my head all day… 🙂
Beautiful, beautiful , beautiful !
Thank you, Nonnie!
I like the cat stories & the lessons there in, keep ’em coming.
Thank you, AA…I will try to keep Miss Kitty motivated. 🙂
Amen. Indeed. As a cat lady, I say Amen!
Great illustration of unconditional love and unending grace…
Just as with people, not all cats are such ‘whores’…. but I truly see some wonderful lessons on love, one sided and two sided from my cats. Yes really. We have two hand raised orphans who are amazingly affectionate…. On the other hand, we have a half Bengal who takes advantage of us and thinks she’s doing us a favor.
Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. So be it.
i don’t have a cat but I can certainly act like one sometimes. Well written. Thank you.
I have a cat, it bit my mom twice and if she would have reported the second time the cat may well have been put down. My mom died a horrid death over a long illness, I agree we all have it coming and twice on Sunday but it still affects me, it should not but it does. I get that. This ten pound tailest cat with bright eyes stays near me, She does not want to go outside as she has a wild kingdom in the mobile home. She got out a few times and I went after her and got her to come back because of the traffic in my area cats dont do too well on their own. I will admit I have found comfort in Mimsy, the cat I live with, I admit that is pathetic, emotionalistic and I am a piece of crap for finding comfort in that or in anything else. True Christians should never need comfort. I get that, well actually I dont but it has been made clear.
Mimsy hangs out near at times where my mother’s ashes are. I have not been able to bury her like a good son would have. Trust me I believe I am a piece of crap on this one but economics is economics and it always will be. That is one point I do get. So I hold onto this home for the cat to some perspective and for the memories, I agree that is pathetic and disgusting, I get that to. Personally I just want a place to live, serve God and when time comes die in peace, I agree that is unreasonable but I wish it was.
(Too soon? That’s a phrase I wanna redeem)
I can’t BELIEVE I keep listening to CAT sermons….#signsofppaddiction
Must be nice to be a cat…do what ever you want and and receive all kinds of unconditional loving.
You couldn’t have told a more beautiful story of God, Jesus, and us ridiculous little felines. Well done sir, well done.
I totally agree with EyesOpenedHeartBroken… A great reminder of who I am…