Catholic Things

Why God Created The Dog

Hello!

This post kind of builds on a post I wrote back in July. This post talked about the love of God in the light of Reconciliation. But since then, I’ve been able to see a different side of God’s love again through my mom’s dog. And this is what today’s post is going to focus on.

Let me briefly recap an important point.

In July’s post, I talked about how God will always love us and do so with His entire being.

But I want to bring this into the world beyond Confession.

If you’ve ever owned a dog, or known someone who has, you know this one fact about the dog:

They will love you regardless of who you are or what you've done.
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They don’t care if you have acne, if you’re overweight, if your hair doesn’t look perfect. They don’t care if you’re in a relationship or if you’re single. They don’t care if you’re a student or if you have a job, or even if you have both. They don’t care what language you speak, what culture you’re a part of, or what country you live in. They don’t care if you’re wealthy or if you’re not so wealthy.

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And this is how God is.

Yes, God is different in that He cares about what’s going on in our lives. But He’s like our dogs in that He immensely loves us and wants us to love Him in the same way in return.

But there are still places where dogs can teach us about God and His love.

It seems to be common knowledge that dogs are loyal to their human and/or families. And because of this loyalty, they will protect their families.

Likewise, God is loyal to us. He will never leave us and He will always protect us.
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Kind of like what I touched on in July, God won’t leave us, even if we decide to sin. He will remain by our side and will fight for us our entire lives.

He loves us enough to protect us with the ultimate price.
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He gave Jesus to die so that we could have a chance to make it back to Heaven to be with Him for eternity.

So, there is a point to all of this.

God loves us with His entire being and wants us to love Him in return. And because of this love, He stays with us always and will always do what He can to ensure we’re protected.

Until next time, I hope you have a good day.

And as always, if there’s something that resonated with you, please like, comment, and/or share. And if you know someone who could benefit from the site and/or its content, please share it with them!

And just for fun, here’s a picture of my mom’s dog (who inspired this post):

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Picture courtesy of Victoria Hosman

-Victoria

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