While I was getting a snack and checking something on the DVR, The Dog Whisper was on in the background. At one point one of the dog owners says, “In just a few minutes he had dominance over Buddy but he was still gentle”.
That’s when it hit me. Dominance doesn’t mean subjugation, it is understanding and respecting authority. Which is how I suspect God wants us to see him. Authority but not oppressive.