Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday's Inspirational Story - Song of the Bird

The underlining theme of this week’s blogs is the power of transformation – becoming all that God has created us to become. Here is a story that illustrates the point that we become what we think we are and miss out on the great possibilities that God has so wonderfully created for us to embrace.
Song of the Bird by Anthony DeMello
A man found an eagle's egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eagle hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them.
All his life, the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and insects. He clucked and cackled. And he would thrash his wings and fly a few feet in the air.
Years passed and the eagle grew very old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat of its strong golden wings.
The old eagle looked up in awe. "Who's that?" he asked.

"That's the eagle, the king of the birds," said his neighbor. "He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth -- we're chickens." So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that's what he thought he was.

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