Pride is when sheep and sheep do not like the shepherd, treat him negatively, try to run away, are dissatisfied that they are sheared and milked… The shepherd, of course, does not care what the sheep think. For the most discontented there are dogs. On the other hand, it is one thing when a RAM lives and rejoices, and another when its life is suffering.
Everything in this world is ambiguous, sheep honor the shepherd and dogs, and are afraid of wolves. Shepherds and dogs feed the sheep, give them shelter and protect them from wolves. At the same time, shepherds and dogs devour more sheep than wolves could dream of. The only difference between shepherds and wolves is that wolves are freeloaders, and shepherds not only take, but also give.
In the evolutionary struggle, the weak one wins, because the poor in spirit are blessed and ready to love their enemy. The fact that predators protect their victims, predators benefit from reproduction and the safety of their food. The sheep who have placed themselves in the power of a prudent shepherd fall under his iron protection.
The difference between a shepherd and a wolf is that the shepherd is reserved, patient, and reasonable, while the wolf is greedy, impatient, and ignorant. A shepherd is a wolf in sheep's clothing who loves his enemy.
God is a shepherd, and you are a RAM. It seems that the shepherd is the enemy of the RAM, but it is not so. Love your enemy, bring him a sacrifice of their fur, their freedom, their time and hope for the best. A shepherd protects his sheep and contributes to their well-being. Under the protection of the shepherd, sheep became the dominant form of life on the planet Earth.
Pride is very bad for your health. In the name of self-love, it is better to admit that you are a sheep than to die of complacency. The humble RAM is courageous, for it is not afraid to be a RAM, and the self-satisfied proud man is false, cowardly, and trembles with fear.
The metaphor of the shepherd and the sheep of God is beautiful. A RAM is a person whose resource is wool. Metaphorically, this is the time. God the shepherd shears sheep, taking their time, and weaves a fine thread from it, and, having passed it through the eye of a needle, weaves the fabric of reality. A thin thread is a small daily act, an act of faith. The canvas of reality is the promised Kingdom.
The meaning of the incredible ease of being is that there is a lot of everything and this is called pride. If pride is subdued, that is, any multitude is restrained, then it will turn into love, the main treasure of this world. To get to Paradise, you need to take the fleece of a RAM and, twisting it into a thin thread, thread it through the eye of a needle.
In a herd of sheep, all senior and responsible positions are usually occupied by wolves in sheep's clothing. This is due to the fact that there`s competitive selection for the positions, the best are selected and the wolves are smarter and stronger than rams anyways.