Let Your Lion Lie Down with Your Lamb

"Lamb and Lion" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Lamb and Lion” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward


It’s okay to be a lamb. But not only.

It’s okay to be a lion. But not only.

The mixture of humility with courage is a powerful force in the world.

Be wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove comes to mind when I look at this cartoon.


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2 Responses

  1. Caryn LeMur says:

    I think this concept is important. The older concept, that the ‘good believer’ is only a follower, and supports the pastor at every turn, simply created non-thinking folks. And in my experience, created an institution of 90% followers, and 9.9% internal contributors…. and less than 1% of people interacting with the community.

    I hope that believers once again become a body of Christ (the lion), and intersect when needed with the church institution (the lamb). Thus, by maintaining a sense of two overlapping circles, they will not abandon the world and become only an inward-facing political branch that just happens to worship Jesus a bit on Sunday.