I just happened to be watching “Animal Cops” when I saw/ heard something that troubled me. After being rescued from a horrible situation, nursed back to health, and adopted by a woman, a certain dog was being taken on its first outing with its new owner. After a few comments about how well the dog was adjusting, the woman said, “It is my purpose in life to make him happy”. I wonder what the husband thought about that?
Please don’t misunderstand me–I like animals, especially dogs ( notice, I said “like”, not “love”), and I believe that pets should be well cared for, but that woman’s attitude was pitiful! Anyone who makes it their “purpose in life” to please pets is more than a little mixed-up. They are totally off-track. They are living for the wrong thing. Their priorities are pitiful. Some people spend excessive amounts of money on dog food, etc. without giving a thought to needy children. Do you suppose they will have to give an account for it?
Think about it. With all the children who are in dire need of help, how can any sane person make it their life purpose to please pets? Something is wrong with that picture. Right here in America, the most prosperous nation on earth, millions of children live in terrible circumstances. Wouldn’t it be better if these pet pleasers made it their “purpose in life” to help them and make them happy? Why don’t these folks devote themselves to providing loving care for little children who can’t help themselves? There are many children who have never been given any special attention–why not help them? This is beyond sad, it is sinful when parents fail to provide the basic needs of their children. Nor are we any better if we refuse to stand in the gap on their behalf. We can complain all we like about the failure of those parents, but that doesn’t change anything for the better. We don’t improve the situation by just complaining about it. We need to get involved. No child should ever be neglected. Find someway to help someone have some need met in their life. Think about it!