Prominently displayed outside of a Southern California home was this cardboard sign. Tired of finding dog feces in their yard and on their sidewalk, this disgruntled owner took reminding dog owners of their responsibility into his own hands.
Apartment complexes are also attacking this unsightly problem with the help of DNA testing. Many are turning to Science to pinpoint the poochy suspects and connect them to their owners. According to the DNA firm PooPrints, it is a simple task to identify the messy suspects.
Swab the mouth of the dogs
PooPrints keeps a registry of the DNA
Send in a small amount of the (evidence) to be tested.
The suspect is identified
Tenants are notified and fined.
The 20 management companies for the apartments who are using the service have argued that the mere thought of testing has reduced the number of doggy messes on their properties.
This started me thinking about the messes that we make in our lives. It is easy to think that our daily sins are of no consequence, that they haven't made that much of a mess. Much like the dog owners who do not clean up after their pets, we can fool ourselves into thinking that it doesn't matter if we sin or not.
James has identified what actually happens
Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. James 1:15
God has already swabbed our mouths and knows our DNA. He has identified the sins that belong to us,and has notified us of our sin and the consequences of it. Here is the good news, Jesus has paid the fine and removed the stench of our mess.
as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:12
Father, thank you for knowing us, loving us, forgiving us and sending Jesus for us.