I currently have four puppies who are 5 weeks old. We are potty training them on puppy pads. About 75% of the time they piddle where they are supposed to and 25% their poo goes in the right spot. As the owner/trainer I do not get mad when they miss, the opposite is more prevalent. I praise their accomplishments. I think that many Christians look at God as a vengeful father who is looking to throw lightning bolts.
We are his creation his children and he is a good father. He is not vengeful but he is loving. When reading through the gospels and how Jesus relates to people he is not mean. Take the woman at the well for example. He knew all about her past yet he did not judge her. He showed her kindness and did not treat with anything but respect. When dealing with Zecheus (sp?), he actually requested to go to his house. Tax collectors were not looked at favorably. When Z repented, it wasn’t after a tongue lashing it was after being in Jesus’s presence.
I think people need to spend time in his presence and get to know him. It is life changing.
Who could punch a puppy?
James 1:18 NLT
He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession