Why sheep might be a bad symbol for believers.
"Sacrificial Sheep" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
In the bible, sheep aren't pets. They are products. They were for some the backbone of the agricultural economy. Sheep provided wool and meat. That's it.
They are submissive, frightful, vulnerable, weak, groupies, followers, and terribly naive.
They are also extremely sacrificial. Whether they want to be or not.
But they are also warm and delicious.
Someone once told me my job, when I was a pastor, would be turning lambs¬†into lions.
Don't be a sheep.
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. Meow! I mean, ROAR!)