I had an interesting conversation the other day about the validity of the pack mentality that is portrayed in the Twilight books. More specifically if the "beta" in the pack can just suddenly decide to break away into his own pack and become an "alpha".
We after extensive research (or a quick search on wikipedia), I've discovered that no, an alpha cannot just break away. One must challenge the alpha for his position and fight for it - often to the death.
But then my conversation turned interesting. We discussed how Jesus is the Alpha and when we decide to follow him we become part of his pack but some of us believe (sorry my Baptist friends) that in this situation you can decide to break away and follow another alpha or be your own alpha. In other words, once you're in the pack you don't have to stay in the pack.
To confuse things even more Jesus is also the Omega or the bottom of the food chain. He has a servants heart so much that he did die. So what does it mean to follow someone who is the strongest and most powerful but also the weakest in the food chain.
While it is totally my own made up analogy (Jesus was using Greek terms not canine) I think that while Jesus is the Omega in an earthly sense (ie not out for power the way we define it) he is also the Alpha in a spiritual sense (ie he definitely is at the top of the spiritual food chain).
So anyway, I'm glad to be part of such a strange and wonderful pack AND one that is abnormal from a canine pack. In my pack we all get to eat and free will abounds.
Tune in next time to discover the next supernatural creature that I'll relate to God. I've discusses zombies and werewolf (ala Twilight).
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