In at least one way, I think we are alike: None of us don't always understand what is good for us..
Right now it is 8 in the morning, and our little four-legged house guest, Miss Danisy, will not go out!
She can come on a walk or play in the garden. But It's raining, she stands trembling in the shadow of the house wall, as she looks up at me with a look that says, "but it's raining, do you really mean it?"
I know, she doesn't - but it feels that way. Suddenly she turns around and quick as lightning, she is inside the house. In shelter from the rain.
Are we sometimes, spiritually, seaking shelter from the rain, instead of going out into it?
We know it's good for us to take the first step out into the rain. Perhaps a step into the unknown. We are trembling and think to ourselves: "Do I really have to? Am I sure I want this challenge?". Sometimes we act like Miss Daisy, maybe because we're out of our comfordzone, we too turn around!
Other times, we take the first difficult steps - and then we find out that it's not as bad as we thought and feared. The trip is beautiful!