doll: a small model of a human figure, often one of a baby or girl, used as a man’s toy.
Blessed are the naughty and narscisitic;
For this is their kingdom.
“I am a hunter, the best – a predatory beast.
You are the hunted, the prey and the least.”
– Lori Anne Thompson
“It’s seems impossible to convince people that private behaviour cannot be predicted from public behaviour. Kind, non-violent individuals behave well in public, but so do many people who are brutal behind the scenes. The growing sexual abuse crisis in the church just underlines that fact the offenders can recognize ideal settings for child molestors even if the rest of us can’t.” – Anna Salter
How then, did the wicked man lower his estimation of his God?
By increasing his estimation of himself.
I’d gain the sheep’s trust, from the oldest to the youngest. I’d get me a rep-u-tation for being a fine sheep, a faithful sheep, a defender of the Shepherd. Yep… that’s it! (I’m getting so worked up here…) I’d make sure it looked like I was real cosy with the Shepherd. After all, the sheep TRUST the Shepherd, they know His voice. Yep… that’s what I’d do – I’d watch the Shepherd carefully and mimic Him. That would give me credibility that I clearly don’t have on my own – I am a wolf after all.
make (someone) feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and self-respect, especially publicly.
“They are… wild ocean waves leaving nothing on the beach but the foam of their shame.” Jude 1:13