www.stnickbyz.com - St. Nicholas Church
http://www.stnickbyz.com/?inspirations&id=103
Barberton, Ohio, USA   |   November 15, 2019   |   Alio.sk
www.stnickbyz.com - St. Nicholas Church
Our CDs and DVDs TV liturgies
SitemapHome > Inspirations
Visits(1388)
Print | Send tip to friend

The Eagle

The Eagle

An American Indian tells about a brave who found an eagle’s egg and put it into the nest of a prairie chicken. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them.

All his life, the changeling eagle, thinking he was a prairie chicken, did what the prairie chickens did. He scratched in the dirt for seeds and insects to eat. He clucked and cackled. And he flew in a brief thrashing of wings and flurry of feathers no more than a few feet off the ground. After all, that’s how prairie chickens were supposed to fly.

Years passed. And the changeling eagle grew very old. One day, he saw a magnificent bird far above him in the cloudless sky. Hanging with graceful majesty on the powerful wind currents, it soared with scarcely a beat of its strong golden wings.

“What a beautiful bird!” said the changeling eagle to his neighbor. “What is it?”

“That’s an eagle—the chief of the birds,” the neighbor clucked. “But don’t give it a second thought. You could never be like him.”

So the changeling eagle never gave it another thought. And it died thinking it was a prairie chicken.

 

The Pursuit of Excellence, Ted W. Engstrom, 1982, Zondervan Corporation, pp. 15-16




Light For Life Study 7
January 23, 2015 | Visits(1693)
Light For Life Study 7
November 28, 2008 - 08:58 | Visits(1754)
An alphabet of excuses for not coming to church 
September 08, 2008 - 06:54 | Visits(816)
Everyday Life 
September 08, 2008 - 07:01 | Visits(772)
Memo from God 
St. Nicholas App The Art of Spiritual Life Bulletin

Recent News

July 04, 2019 | Visits(476)
The Art of Spiritual Life Study Group
The Art of Spiritual Life Study Group The aim of this study group is to gain the art of spiritual life through the teaching of Holy Bisho... more »
July 04, 2019 | Visits(467)
Podcast - The art of spiritual life
Podcast - The art of spiritual life We have launched a new podcast - The art of spiritual life - https://artofspirituallife.podbean.com... more »
June 24, 2017 | Visits(1999)
Bishop Milan Lach, Parma's new apostolic administrator
Bishop Milan Lach, Parma's new apostolic administrator Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop, Milan Lach, SJ, currently Auxiliary Bishop of Prešo... more »

Events Calendar

 
Copyright © 2008-2018 St. Nicholas Church
Religion