“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves…” (Matthew 10:16).
Jesus well understands the kind of world into which he sends us; that we will be vulnerable. To be as sheep points to the non-violent nature of the task given; that ours is a battle not against flesh and blood but principalities and powers. Therefore, we do not embrace the political and warring methodologies of man and their quest for earthly kingdoms. While the great seals of States might contain frightening beasts such as lions, eagles, and bears; a Christian coat of arms would begin with a sheep.