Wikipedia defines "herding cats" this way: An idiomatic saying that refers to an attempt to control or organize a class of entities which are uncontrollable or chaotic. Implies a task that is extremely difficult or impossible to do, primarily due to chaotic factors.
Now, I don't especially even LIKE cats....Oh, I think kittens are cute enough, but I don't have a lot of fondness for cats, per se.
However, I have a friend who HAS cats and appears to adore them. So when I'm out thrifting (less now than in the past), I keep my eyes open for any cat-related items. Like these that I'm picturing here.
Eventually, these will find their way to her for birthdays and other special events. Or just for no reason at all.
Back to "herding cats"...I had a shot at it yesterday. It was NOT fun. I'm pretty sure I didn't handle it gracefully. I'm embarrassed by my lack of composure and discouraged by how it went. I'm uncertain about where to go from here.
I wonder if God ever feels this way? Technically, I KNOW He's never un-composed so would never feel embarrassed by His lack of composure. And probably He doesn't get discouraged. And He's DEFINITELY not uncertain about where to go from here.....
So just how DOES He go about "herding cats"? Hmmmmmmmmm.