A California religious newspaper (The “Son” Sentinel), published an article which contrasted the living habits of two kinds of birds that fly over the California desert: the vulture and the hummingbird …
All the vulture can see is rotting meat because that is all it looks for. It thrives on that diet. But the hummingbird ignores the carcasses and the smelly flesh of dead animals. Instead, it looks for the tiny blossoms of the cactus flowers. It buzzes around until it finds the colorful blooms, almost hidden from view by the rocks. Each bird finds what it is looking for.
What are we looking for? Better still, what are we finding? And what we are finding tells us what we are really looking for in life. Our expectations of life will determine, ultimately, our realization of life.
The story is told of an ancient king who presented his court jester with a beautiful wand …
“I give you this trophy,” said…
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