Being SuperDog by Bro Duncan PBGV

You have often heard what keeps Them awake at night, and very dull and worthy it is, too. On the whole, I sleep soundly and dream great dreams. One day, I hope my dreams will become reality. I dream we shall all walk together in perfect bliss and amity over the Elysian fields, stopping now and then for a little ambrosia and nectar (for Them) and a big bowl of kibble (for me), and perhaps a little snooze in the shade of some fragrant tree. But, alas, I am not always able to sleep through the night. There are occasions when I toss and turn with worry. Sometimes I worry about Them: are They O.K., is BigSis all right, is Quietnun coping, and all that kind of stuff. Then I worry on a larger scale. Is humanity going to the cats, why can’t we all live together in peace and harmony, what does tomorrow hold?

It is at times like these that I realise that being a monastic dog gives my sleepless moments purpose. I can put my paws together and pray, not just for Them, but for the whole world. No longer am I just Bro Duncan PBGV, a small hound of no consequence who can’t do much beyond keeping Them cheerful, I am a powerful pooch, able to intercede for all whom I love and, indeed, for the whole world. I am SuperDog, but SuperDog with a divine mission. I can love everybody, even the most tiresome humans; and that, when you think about it, is no mean achievement. All this I can do without straying from my basket or making a great fuss, because prayer is possible at all times and seasons and in every place. I just have to be true to my doggy nature.

Good things come in small packages, I’m told. Sometimes godly things do, too.

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12 thoughts on “Being SuperDog by Bro Duncan PBGV”

  1. May I reproduce this in the next issue of Belmont Abbey Parish’s bi-annual magazine The Angel please. It would compliment an interview The Angel has done with Dom Alfie, the parish security officer. God bless you.

  2. Bro Duncan, I think one of your kin, living someone where near me, needs intercessory prayer. S/he is quite vocal at times, not at all peaceful.

    I love your ability to love unconditionally all humans, it’s so Christ like, we are not the easiest .

    I can’t believe I am writing to a dog lol.

  3. This was said today in another place “Animals don’t need to be saved because they are not in rebellion against God as man is. They love him as their default setting.” (Susan Lewis)

  4. A lovely reflection, Bro Duncan. You bring so much joy and pleasure to us your readers. Do thank Big Sis for giving you her slot today.

  5. Well, if those useful thoughts (and the effort made to type them with hairy paws) doesn’t deserve a little bit of roast chicken I don’t know what does! As always, Bro Duncan conveys profound thoughts in a pleasingly hairy sort of way….thank you, little brother xx

  6. Ah how delightful. Thank you Brother Duncan for you care and your prayers. Thank you for looking after your humans and for your humans who care and pray for you and for us all.
    God bless all of you.

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