Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Drinking from the Toilet

My cat, Einstein is usually no dumb animal. Caleb gets put out with him because he acts temperamental and several people suggest that he is spoiled. He thinks he is human. In fact, in his mind I am his mother. So there could be some sibling rivalry there.

Recently I have been concerned that he was looking sickly. I decided that he has been drinking out of the toilet. Toilets harbor bacteria. Einstein was drinking water teeming with bad bacterias thus he is getting skinny and has some other problems I will not get into. I bought him one of those water dispensers so he will have fresh water all the time. I just fill it up and set it out for him. I decided that the problems I was witnessing had stopped.

This morning I found him standing up next to the toilet, with his head inside drinking from the toilet again.

That is exactly how we become with sin. We sin, we turn from it and then here we go again putting our heads back in the toilet and lap at the sin again. We have no problem identifying what sin is when we see other people doing it. But in our own minds we justify our sins. We look for reasons that God will turn His head from our sin.

Proverbs 26:11
As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.

It is my prayer that the ones whose choices are placing them in sin will recognize the disgusting nature of their sins and turn from them. For a short lived high they compromise their souls.

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