Why did the chicken cross the road?

I dream of a better tomorrow where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives. I discussed this topic in depth with the chickens at my ranch, and we arrived at a consensus that CLM, Chicken Lives Matter.

Now, in all seriousness, I believe all lives matter. From the smallest to the largest, to everything in-between. I’ve written previous posts on lady bugs, whales and now chickens. If you are reading this, you and I are part of the everything in-between, human beings.

I am saddened every time I hear about someone getting beaten or shot because they state that all lives matter. What is wrong with saying that? Don’t all lives really matters? All lives!

Every single life on the planet is here for a reason and has a purpose. My purpose as a member of humans is to encourage those around me and to shine the light of Jesus onto everyone I come into contact with. Humans are extra special in that we are created in the image of God! (See Genesis 1:26-27) “Then God looked over all that he made, and it was excellent in every way!” (Gen. 1:31 [TLB])

Author Gary Thomas wrote in his book When to Walk Away

  1. God’s love and affirmation lift us to a dimension of living where fighting each other doesn’t make sense.
  2. Let the love of Jesus and His grace permeate your heart and mind. We act differently when we know we are chosen and dearly loved.
  3. When you consider that the source of our acceptance and love is none other than the God of the universe, lesser opinions cease to matter. What do I care if the rest of the world rejects me when the most brilliant Being alive—God Himself—not only choose me but loves me dearly?
  4. Bask in God’s acceptance and delight. You don’t have to defend yourself. You don’t have to engage your enemies. Simply lift up your hands and be loved.

So if we are all made in God’s image and he says we are excellent in every way, we are also partakers of divine nature, then let’s look at every human being differently and realize to the God of the universe, ALM, All Lives Matter.

In the footnote from the Passion Translation for 2 Peter 3:4 It states, “everything we could ever need for life and godliness has already been deposited in us by his divine power. For all this was lavished upon us through the rich experience of knowing him who has called us by name and invited us to come to him through a glorious manifestation of his goodness. As a result of this, he has given you magnificent promises that are beyond all price, so that through the power of these tremendous promises you can experience partnership with the divine nature…”

“The Greek word koinonos means to participate as a partner, to partake of, to be a companion with, to have fellowship with the divine nature. We are God’s true sons and daughters, and every father imparts his DNA and his nature to his children. Christ lives in us and transforms us into his very own likeness. In Christ we share with him the divine nature.”

This should be a convincing argument to show that All Lives Matter. Why is it so hard to believe this? Why does this comment bring forth such angry and hateful behavior? Life is hard enough as it is without adding additional pressure to bear. Can we please look at everyone as a being made in the image of God?

So now to the ultimate question, Why did the chicken cross the road? To maintain proper social distancing, of course.

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18 thoughts on “Why did the chicken cross the road?

  1. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said, “We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed. Each of us is loved. Each of us is necessary.”
    Now, from the Black Lives Matter perspective, saying otherwise takes from their message. And I guess I understand that. But it does do so the other way around. Saying Black Lives Matter does not negate the truth of what the former Pope had to say. God, the Creator of the universe and the very definition of love, made us intentionally, for a purpose, to love and for love. Pretty awesome, really!
    Keep watering them chickens!

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  2. This is a tough one. Because you have a heart for God when you say “all lives matter” you mean it with scripture behind it. Unfortunately, many people use the phrase to diminish the glaring injustice that has happened to so many Black people. It’s difficult to face our sin as a nation and even more difficult to acknowledge the poisonous fruit of that sin. #THANKSADAMANDEVE I’ve read a lot of posts from Christians that are not only diminishing but heretical. The way I explain it is this: we don’t see prostate cancer survivors getting defensive because October is breast cancer awareness month. There are no “All Cancer Sucks” hashtags in response to breast cancer awareness. In this moment, the nation needs a reminder that Black lives matter TOO. Saying “All lives Matter” — specifically in response to Black Lives Matter, is diminishing and doesn’t exhibit the love of Jesus who asked us to mourn with those who mourn.

    As the person in mourning, the mother who is afraid that my boys will get hurt because they look “suspicious” driving through our neighborhood in one of our BMWs, I’m asking my Christ family to acknowledge that Black Lives Matter, TOO. When I’m faced with an All Lives Matter retort I usually say, “Well duh! That’s what I’m trying to tell you.”

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    1. Thank you for reading this in the spirit in which it was intended. I am not about diminishing anyone, but make them all welcome! And love your last line, so I’m using that from now on too! “well duh!” Love you sister, and know I pray for you and your family on a daily basis.

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