Wednesday, August 29, 2012
My Cats Are Importune Artists
Importune Artists, or "Importunists"-when I come in the door after work they gather and try to convince me that they are starving, that somehow they have been transported to the edge of failing hunger, and
I point to the food in their dish, and they say (in cat pantomimes or, closer to this subject: 'cat charades')
"Not THAT food! It's boring! We need something else!"
Bless their little importunistic hearts. It isn't the food that they want, really-they want confirmation that I am going to take care of them-a half a handful of 'other' kibble and they are happy cat campers.
There's a parallel at work here, which I state because I think I'm often too obtuse:
We Christians are often guilty of the same nervous importuning behavior-we seek blessings from God as reassurance that He still loves us, is still willing to provide for our needs-a little bit of kibble and we're happy.
Anyone can cry out to God in a crisis; true Faith keeps us trusting in His Providence even when things are going great.