The Tail Wagging the Dog
It’s a saying that means “something is backwards here.” But what could be backward in a Christian’s life?
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Today we’re talking about the tail wagging the dog. I was taking a walk several days ago and I encountered a man walking his dog. The dog was one of those “never met a stranger,” filled with good will and enthusiasm kind of dog. He was so happy to meet me that he could barely stand it! He was just brimming over with excitement. Not only was his tail wagging, but so was his whole back end. His tail was wagging so hard it looked like it was wagging him.
Now all of us have seen that, haven’t we? So when we say, “This is a case of the tail wagging the dog,” we know that it means that something’s backwards in some way. But what does that have to do with Christianity? In Christianity in general, and in our churches, and in our personal lives, when does the tail wag the dog?