A Dominican--A Hound of the Lord
I have just come off a month of dog duty. I walked Tiger, the dog, early morning and late evening. Made sure he got his medicine two times a day. and enticed him to do what was needed by offering treats. Today when I walked alone I remembered that St. Dominic was often symbolized by a hound with a torch in its mouth. Check it out! https://churchpop.com/2017/08/07/hounds-of-the-lord-the-little-known-meaning-of-the-dominican-dog/
I learned that the nick name for all Dominicans is “Hounds of the Lord.” It means I am to run through the world and set it on fire with the WORD of the LORD.
I learned some attributes of hounds from observing Tiger.
· Search for evidence of where people are to be found
· Examine things carefully to see if they are true
· Sprint toward people and things with which to make contact
· Walk in loving companionship with others who are called to be Hounds of the Lord
Is “Hound of the Lord” a good title for Dominicans who you know?
What characteristics might you add?
Do you have a nose for being a Hound of the Lord?
Joan Duerst OP