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A lion does not need a refrigerator

글쓴이 : 관리자 날짜 : 2018-04-21 (토) 09:20 조회 : 203
작성일 : 2018.04.22
작성자 : Rev. K.L. Shin

Pastor’s Column – by Rev. Kyung Lim Shin

            For the Bulletin of the KUMC of Metro Detroit

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

 

A lion does not need a refrigerator

 

When I was in Africa on an official trip, I had a chance to go on a safari there. Not having spent much time in the zoo in Washington, D.C., I was so impressed and touched by those unusual animals living in their natural habitat. Seeing tall giraffes hiding behind trees with their heads above the tree tops and huge elephant mothers quickly shielding their babies to protect them, I was really excited. Before our tour of the whole place, I had been eagerly looking forward to seeing a lion, but I didn’t see any all day. Finally, we were at a watering hole where many different kinds of animals came to have a drink and I again looked for a lion. The guide said to me that we wouldn’t see any lion there, as we could see that many animals were peacefully enjoying their time at the watering hole, and it meant that there was absolutely no lion nearby.

 

He explained further that “Lions never hunt for food except when they are hungry. That is why all these animals can come here and enjoy drinking water in peace.” His remarks made me think about lions and their hunting habits. If a lion took his stand at the watering hole and killed each animal that comes to drink, the animals couldn’t have survived. But a lion never hunts for more food than he can consume.

 

“That’s right! A lion doesn’t keep his food in a refrigerator!” I was suddenly reminded of the refrigerator at home where I not only keep the left-over food, but also keep extra food for future use. I felt ashamed of all the extra food in the refrigerator that I couldn’t use and eventually had to throw away. A refrigerator is really good to have, but because of it, we keep more food than we need, thus making us more possessive and greedier. Then, I realized that our greed of wanting more than we need is more dangerous and frightening than lions.

 

Our Lord taught us how to pray to Father in heaven to ‘give us this day our daily bread’. I hope and pray that every day all of us live our lives being considerate of the need of others and helpful in providing their daily bread as well.


   

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