Our text today, flock, is found in the gospel according to Bill Waterson...in other words, the much-missed comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes.
The story opens with our hero, Calvin, gleefully attacking Susie with a water balloon.
But look...the lad has apparently seen the error of his ways.
But just as apparently, Susie doesn't believe Calvin is actually all that remorseful.
Now, while I'm pretty sure Yahweh doesn't hand out retribution as swiftly as Susie Derkins, I'm also fairly confident the Lord of the Universe isn't fooled by our "oops, I did it again" play-acting at repentance, either.
Truth is...we are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? (Romans 6:2)