Of course a ministerial bear has very little time for this sort of thing - there is always so much to be done. There were three services to prepare today, for example and three services to prepare. Leading in worship is an awesome responsiblity, especially in a culture where so many have abandoned any belief in God. My friends and I know His love and care of course. How would bears bear up without Him?
Do you know the story about the bear who showed the man how God wanted him to be - to no avail?
This human chap was walking in the forest when he saw one of my people drop off some meat for a woulded wolf. He was fascinated that god cared for his creation so much that He saw to it that His creatures cared for one another so he decided to test out the idea for himself. Neglecting his work for the day he sat himself under a tree and waited to be fed. Nothing happened? (Well, what did he expect?) On his way home that night, tired and hungry, he was accosted by a small child begging for money to but food. Ignoring the boy he complained bitterly to God, 'How is it that you feed a useless wolf but let this child and me stay hungry?
Suddenly, from heaven, God replied, 'My son, what a shame you chose to model your behaviour on the wolf and not on the bear?'
A shame about some human beings isn't it?