In the sheep country of New Mexico, shepherds were losing lots of lambs in the winter time. The problem was, the ewes were taking their lambs out to graze late in the day, and when it started to snow, the temperatures would drop below freezing. But the ewes were unaware of the danger to the young lambs and would continue to graze, and many of the lambs froze to death.
The shepherds came to realize the problem. The ewes were unaware of the danger because they were covered in such thick wool that they didn’t feel the drop in temperature. The shepherds came up with a unique solution. They sheared the top of the ewes’ heads. That way, when the temperature would drop, the ewes felt it and headed back to the barn, with their lambs following behind.
The first step in helping others is to feel what they are feeling. There is an old adage that says, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
The key to changing your world is simple. It’s all about feeling what others feel. That is what gets sheep to the barn and people to the Shepherd.