Friday, July 8, 2011

Why pearls and pigs?

In Matthew 7.6 Jesus states, "Do not give holy things to dogs; nor throw y'all's pearls before pigs. If so, they may trample them beneath their feet and turn and tear you all to pieces." As far as I can tell, the message here is to be sensitive to people's needs rather than trying to force your own agenda upon them - regardless of how glorious you think that plan may be.

More than anything though, I think tossing a pearl to a pig is funny image. I don't know who'd be more confused in that situation - you for thinking a pig could do something with pearls, or a pig as he tries to figure out what to make of this hard, white, non-food substance. The image of each party's bewilderment is hilarious.

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