Of Goats and God

A friend who is a goatherd told me that goats are not like sheep. They are aware there is a shepherd but they do not relate. Only goats that have been brought up around humans have a relationship with them.
The נמשל is interesting. Many people out there believe in a Shepherd but don't relate. Especially if they were not brought up with a living breathing relationship with the Divine. But it's never too late to pray: "Reveal Yourself to me so I may know You in my every breath. I do not want to be a goat."
As it says:

שתצילינו היום ובכל יום מעזי פנים ומעזות פנים
Preserve me every day from those with goat's faces and from a goaty face

(a little Purim humour!)

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>