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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!)