I love donkeys! I have met them in a lot of countries around the world. They are of different size and details from place to place but they are always cute! The most amazing element of a donkey is the eyes. I do not understand the reason that some people call others “donkey” in an effort to dismiss them.
I remember years ago when during summer we had our vacation at Patmos – yes, the island where John wrote the Revelation. I was a child at that time and I do remember when early in the morning the milkman was passing by. He had a donkey that carried the two huge galvanised containers from where milk was pouring in a small plastic pot and given to our landlady.
I liked looking at this donkey. It was so patient and quiet. Donkeys are famous for being so patient. They carry their loads – for big ones it can be a human being or for the smaller sized ones woods, packs of cement and so on – day in and day out without complaining. In addition, donkeys are famous for being stubborn!
At first, it seems that these two qualities come in contradiction. As a Christian, I see no contradiction! I need to be patient, trust the Lord, carry my cross and wait upon the Lord. When I need to stand for my faith and for what is important in life, I am stubborn. Truly, when I know that I defend what the Lord gave me, I have no problem to be stubborn till death!
Another quality of lovely donkeys is being humble. This is the greatest among all qualities. I believe that’s why a donkey was chosen to carry the Lord in Jerusalem as the Lord did not come to be served. He came to serve! Amen!
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