This is an old story but worth repeating:
Adam and Eve said, 'Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every
Now we do not see you anymore.
We are lonesome, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love
And God said, I will create a companion for you so that you will know love
even when you cannot see me.
No matter of how selfish or childish you behave, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do.'
God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve.
And it was a very good animal. God was pleased.
The new animal was very happy to be with Adam and Eve and
wagged its tail.
Adam said, 'Lord, I have named all the animals in the Kingdom, but I cannot
think of a fitting name for this new animal.'
God said, 'this new animal is a reflection of my love for you, so its name
will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call it DOG.'
lived with Adam and Eve and
was a companion to them and loved them.
Adam and Eve were comforted.
And God was pleased.
And Dog was content and wagged his tail.
It came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said,
'Lord, Adam and Eve
have become filled with pride.
They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of
Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but
perhaps too well.'
said, I will create for them another companion who will be with them,
will see them just as they are.
This companion will remind them of their limitations,
and they will then
know that they are not always worthy of adoration.'
And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.
And Cat would not obey Adam and Eve.
And Cat flicked its tail in agitation.
Adam and Eve looked into Cat's eyes,
they were always reminded that they were not the supreme beings.
time, Adam and Eve learned humility, and
their character greatly improved,
They learned to appreciate all the wonders in the world,
and became more worthy of God’s love.
was very pleased with his newest creation
Dog was happy too
well Cat didn't give a damn one way
or the other.