Clifford vs The Little Black Chihuahua

Day 29 -January 29,2013

“Make a disguise for yourself, a friend, a pet, or an object…”  -from 365 A Daily Creativity Journal by Noah Scalin

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Each church congregation has a unique place in fulfilling the Mission of Jesus Christ.  Sometimes when you are the “small dog on the block” it’s hard not to get a case of “mega-church envy”.  A mall-sized building with all the bells and whistles of the latest technology filled to overflowing with thousands of people on Sunday morning seems like THE dream of any pastor who wants to reach and teach and share the Good News with as many people as possible.  It could be easy to get caught up in a mission of trying to be Clifford the Big Red Dog instead of being the God-made-little-black-chihuahua involved in the mission of Jesus Christ. The irony of that is found in the story of Clifford.  He begins as a small puppy who needed Emily to care for him.  She CHOOSES him and she loves him so much he grows and grows and grows. Its all about LOVE.    Soon he is everyone’s dog.  And a big dog he is and full of love and joy.  Lord, help me to be just who you created me to be.   Let me share my unique gifts and love and joy.  I am grateful for who you created me to be.  Amen.

Clifford the Big Red Dog

About 365MissionalPractice

Love God, Love Christ, Love Others. I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ. View all posts by 365MissionalPractice

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