Saturday, June 29, 2013

Which Fowl Are You?

Dear Friends,

Do you feel like a swan in a chicken coop?

That is, do you feel culturally and intellectually superior to the believers around you, to the setting in which you find yourself, or even worse, to your spouse?

If so, I feel sorry for you.

The most miserable and wretched situation, anywhere, is to feel superior to everyone else around us.  With this kind of attitude, we can feel nothing else but disgust, impatience, and frustration.  But what or who could possible change everything around?

Paul, writing to the Romans, gives us a clue: "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.  Live in harmony with one another.  Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.  Do not be conceited." (Romans 12:15-16)

The more we do this, the more we discover the hidden riches of the Spirit of Christ in the believers around us.  And, remarkable, looking at them with new eyes (when our hearts change) many plump fowls around us — miraculously — turn into graceful swans!

And we, into real ducks for not having recognized thir inner worth.

We all have life as we make it.

Peter Hoover

P.S. The truly humble have a truly easy and uncomplicated life.

A heartfelt thanks to our brother Peter for this timely wisdom!

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