I tried to draw some sheep. Not easy. Gumbo Lily (see blog roll below) let me blow up one of her sheep photos and now it is above the fireplace in the family room. I didn't do an expert job of framing it (I used Scotch tape). Lent is a good time to consider sheep, I think.
I am happy being a sheep. I think we've been a little too influenced by our self-help culture. We feel a great pressure to be unique and different simply for the sake of being UNIQUE and DIFFERENT. Children (Jesus loves them and wants us to remain childlike in our thinking because they're so pure) don't seem to want to distinguish themselves as being different as much as adults do. I loved the part in the film, The Bucket List, when Morgan Freeman's character says to Jack Nicholson's character, "Everybody's everybody." I wish we'd think about our corporate place in the body of mankind more than our individuality. Just saying. Sheep "baa baa baa" along and travel together in a big herd. I like it.
People don't own ONE sheep, do they?
I must say that what sheep give is useful. Mmmmmmmm.
I hope you feel that cozy and folksy fellowship that comes from being part of the human race today.