Monday, April 27, 2009

beautiful three-legged dogs

Today I saw a woman walking a puppy. Not just any puppy, mind you. This puppy was happy like all puppies are, but this puppy had only three legs. And this puppy looked so happy and joyful, just hopping along, loving life and loving the walk he was on. It was as if he didn't even know he was missing a leg, or like dogs are supposed to have only three legs. It was so cool. And it was beautiful. I don't mean beautiful in the definition of the word the world has led us to believe, because by the world's standards, this dog was flawed, scarred, ugly, imperfect. Sure, God created dogs to have four legs, but this dog was God's creature, too. God loves this flawed, scarred, ugly, imperfect dog, just as he loves us, scarred, ugly, and imperfect as we are.

God loves you, and you are beautiful.

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