controlling the people

A metaphor of a pastor attempting to control his people.

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I used to try to do this. Absolute chaos! And what do pastors do when they feel their people are getting out of control, meaning his or her control? They try to control even harder. Like this poor fellow. He thinks the answer is to train the dogs to walk a straight line, to heel and not get all tangled up in each other. He thinks the answer is to enforce better behavior. He thinks the solution to losing control is regaining control.

Actually, I discovered the answer. THROW AWAY THE LEASH!

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10 Responses

  1. Matt Oxley says:

    The dog taking a shit in the corner and the dogs fornicating are just about perfect…

    They are still on leashes though….what say we cut them away?

  2. Gary says:

    “Throw away the leash.”

    Brilliant David!!

  3. buzz says:

    I’d bet the heart transplant money 90% of all pastors wished they had even this much control!

  4. Sarah says:

    I like the dogs humping. Let ‘em fly free, pastor, you never know some of them may come back…

  5. Pat Pope says:

    A lot of times, it’s more like herding cats.

  6. Helen says:

    Where’s Cesar Millan when you need him?

  7. Dana says:

    So I read “the dog taking a shit in the corner” as “the dog talking shit in the corner”. Hmmm…

  8. Robin says:

    A friend once told me that church leadership was like herding goats, who go exactly where they choose. Secret — figure out where the herd is going, and get there ahead of them.

  9. Gary says:

    Any pastor who attempts to control his people has already failed them.

  10. ccws says:

    LOL @ Pat – The moderator of my old church always used to say her job was like herding cats!

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