Chasing one’s tail

There’s a story about an old dog was watching a puppy chasing its tail and asked: ‘Why are you chasing your tail?’ The puppy said: ‘I have solved the problem, which no dog has ever before been able to solve. I’ve learned that the best thing for a dog is happiness, and that happiness is in my tail. Therefore, I am chasing it, and when I catch it, I shall have it.’
‘My son,’ said the old dog, ‘I too have considered that problem and have also judged that happiness is in my tail. But I’ve noticed that when I chase it, it just keeps running away from me; but when I go about my business. It follows me wherever I go.’
I think that’s what Jesus meant when he said: ‘Put God first in your life. Don’t worry about missing out, and you’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.’

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