Dingo the Dog
Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others. - Philippians 2:4 ICB
Harry Tupper is a fishing legend in Idaho. There’s a spot on Henry’s Lake over on the east side of the state that’s named for him: “Tupper’s Hole.”
What many people remember most about Harry, aside from fishing prowess, was his dog, Dingo. Now there was a dog! Dingo sat alongside Harry in his boat and watched intently while he fished. When Harry hooked a trout, Dingo would bark furiously until the fish was netted and released.
Dingo’s enthusiasm teaches us something: It’s better to get more excited about what others are doing than what we are doing.
Read Philippians 2:4 and think about Dingo. Then ask yourself: Do I spend time thinking about “the interests of others”? My friends? My parents? My brothers or sisters? Do I get as excited about what God is doing for others?
We are most like God when put others first. Paul said, “Give more honor to others than to yourselves” (2:3 ICB). Be like Dingo!