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An Angry Mountain Lion Resists His Rescuers

When a wild mountain lion was found mistakenly caught in a bobcat trap in Utah, wildlife officials were faced with a tricky problem. Mountain lions are fierce, aggressive creatures—and this was a big one. Video footage shows the authorities struggling to calm the growling cat, which naturally was unable to comprehend their friendly intentions. Eventually, after several minutes of careful and courageous work, the officials were able to free the mountain lion, which dashed off with minor wounds on its paw.

Possible Preaching Angle:

C.S. Lewis compares God's relationship to mankind in a similar way. "Suppose that what you are up against is a surgeon whose intentions are wholly good," he writes in A Grief Observed. "The kinder and more conscientious he is, the more inexorably he will go on cutting." We cannot always understand the pain in our lives, but we can always trust that there is One who is working good through it.


Ed Mazza, “The Terrifying Job Of Helping A Trapped, Angry Mountain Lion,” HuffPost (3-16-16)

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