Saturday, September 16, 2006

THE BUZZARD, THE BAT AND THE BUMBLEBEE

BUZZARD

If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to >12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to >fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.


BAT

The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkably nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.

BUMBLEBEE

A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.

PEOPLE

In many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up. Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, but faith looks up

Have a great day and keep looking up.

(Courtesy Teri O'Dwyer-Kemp, my beloved Step-Mom)

2 comments:

shane (korero) said...

went to church today for the first time in ages. what a good post. timely.

Babsbitchin said...

Cool! I've not been for over a year. I need to go myself. Have a great day dear!