God speaks to me – sometimes He uses happenstance to do it.
I was riding my mountain-bike up and down my usual route outside the East University gate along a recently newly cemented road through the local farms. On a hill I saw a three legged dog hobbling towards me and I felt a moment of compassion and then I asked God to give me a message. I’m not sure if I asked for the message before I saw the dog or not. I wasn’t feeling particularly good this day because of something that had gone on the day before. Well nothing particularly useful occurred to my mind so I kept biking up to where I usually take a break – on a cut down tree laying on the side of the road.
Finally I was listening. A three legged dog is not designed that way – it just functions in spite of its disability and surprisingly it over functions because it is carrying a full sized dog on a poor geometry. I am a 100 percent efficient design that often functions at 75% or less because I am human – damaged goods. I often carry around a huge amount of unnecessary emotional baggage that impedes my ability to perform well. And when I say perform I mean in a spiritually beneficial way to myself and others. But in spite of my damage, I can still bless one soul by doing one good deed this day – which is eternal in nature. That is a Three Legged Dog Day.