Old Dog, New Trick

June 23 8:30 a.m.

We can all learn a great deal about forgiveness from “man’s best friend.”

Although a dog is often aggressive or destructive because of mistreatment, neglect or abandonment, a dog’s bad behavior is only instinctual – a “survival mechanism.” Dogs don’t resent or harbor malice. Dogs are forgiving optimists.

A dog will forgive its owner’s numerous transgressions and overwhelmingly reward its “master’s” attentiveness with unconditional love and loyalty. Dogs display melodramatic guilt when reprimanded. Cowering and passive, they seek the same forgiveness that they so willingly offer us.

Man’s best friend continually tries to teach us a new trick – forgiveness.

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