Dirty Sheep

The pastor prayed this prayer
My Father please do hear
Just give me clean sheep Lord
Now let me make this clear

Those with coats that shine
Not those matted with manure
I want this church of mine
To be spiritually mature

Send me sheep that are well heeled
You know, financially, fat as pigs
So when I have appealed
They don’t have far to dig

They won’t ask me for much
A decent sermon now and then
An occasional ‘slain in the spirit touch’
No bible standards to defend

But those sheep smell and make noise
They are offensive to nose and ears
They take away the sweet joys
They are not equal to my peers

In fact if it’s no bother
Send other churches those unclean lambs
Just send me the goats dear Father
I feel at ease with sparkling rams

And with that prayer complete
He knew God indeed had heard
A goat instantly did bleat
God was true to His word

The church grew strong and vibrant
Every member with new cars and clothes
Not a stinky sheep amongst them
And not a single redeemed soul

Mt 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly
they are ravening wolves.

Mt 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.