An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Speak to Me Sunday: A Lesson from Shrek


“Come to me, all you who labor and have been burdened, and I will refresh you.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you shall find rest for your souls.” (Mt 11:28-30)

This is a photo of Shrek the sheep. Poor Shrek. He was found after he had been hiding out in a cave for six years. In all that time, without anyone there to shear his fleece, it grew and grew. Most sheep have a fleece that weighs around ten pounds, but Shrek’s fleece weighed almost sixty.

I keep a photo of Shrek on my camera roll. Why? To remind me of how poor Shrek carried a monumental burden simply because he was away from his shepherd. In less than half an hour a professional sheep shearer removed his sixty pounds of fleece … and all Shrek had to do was come home to his shepherd.

And that's all I have for today. I hope it helps someone out there. 



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