End of the Workday Thought: If I was a Zookeeper

Yes, it’s the end of this Wednesday.  I think this is the first Wednesday that I started a workweek.

It’s final:  One cannot expect a turtle to run like a rabbit.  They’re just two different animals.  Headless chickens and ostriches are also different from each other.  A tireless dog who always finds its way home or fetches the stick is the best.

Zookeepers, on the other hand, should learn to practice a lot of restraint in assuming that all are rabbits, dogs or cats.  It isn’t the turtle’s or headless chicken or ostrich’s  fault that the zookeeper cannot figure that out.  For all we know, a zookeeper can be almost as intelligent or as slow as the turtle,  as lost as the headless chicken or as risk averse as the ostrich.



  1. Dear Brother,

    Be not a zookeeper but be a shepherd. To be a shepherd over a flock is the highest form of leadership. As it is written in Matthew 9:36: “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were bewildered and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”

    But even if you rise to the challenge of leading a flock, always remember that you, also, are part of a larger flock under the guidance of God.

    Psalm 95:6-7: Come! Let’s bow down and worship! Let’s kneel before the Lord, our creator! For he is our God; we are the people of his pasture, the sheep he owns. Today, if only you would obey him!

    If you have days when you doubt the love that God has for you, always remember that he sacrificed his only son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to save us from our sins so we may enter the kingdom of heaven.

    And if an Atheist would sway you, let these words clear your doubts:

    Psalm 100:3 Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us and we belong to him; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

    God bless.

    1. Hi, Pastor Ernie!

      Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

      Shepherd works, too. I chose zookeeper since I believe in individuality, as expressed by the different animals, rather than the uniformity of sheep.

      Maybe I should have gone for Noah. For all intents and purposes, the ark was a floating zoo.

      As for atheists, I don’t mind them. They don’t mind me. 🙂


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