So there i am yesterday, driving through the lovely English countryside enjoying the rolling green slopes of the hills. Now in my part of the world (Lancashire) there's lots and lots of sheep!! They look lovely mooching around in the grass and moorland totally oblivious to what's going on around them.
Until they stand in the road in the path of your car.......licking the tarmac!!
Why do they do that by the way, lick tarmac (asphalt)?
Now i once killed a sheep totally by accident. It walked out in front of me whilst i was doing 50 mph and wiped out the front of my car, so i know they can be unpredictable.
So you sound your horn as you approach the wooly bouffanted beast....and it just stands there, doesn't move....licks the tarmac. Then you sound your horn AGAIN, twice...it looks up at you with a " Whaaa??" look on it's face and starts licking the tarmac once again.
" Hey DOLLY, what's with the TARMAC?!?"
Now here's what i've been thinking. I think sheep are totally THICK!! In the face of possible vehicular carnage they prefer to lick the road. That's pretty stupid in my world.
Now then.......Jesus used sheep in some of his illustrations. Sheep aren't teachable or meek, they're just THICK!! They just follow the shepherd and don't ask questions. Wooly minions. Makes me wonder why Jesus used it as an illustration.
I don't believe in JC anymore and i whilst i don't want to cast any aspersions on those with a belief system centred on Jesus (i'm not saying all christians are stupid people), it seems to me that until some people start lifting their heads up from licking the TARMAC, their minds will forever ignore the car horn sounding right in front of them.