Your Three-Legged Chicken

By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples

John 13:35
Acts 14:21-27; Psalm 145:8-13; Revelation 21:1-5; John 13:31-35

Sermon Week/Year

Fifth Sunday of Easter, C

One day a man was driving down a country road when he noticed a chicken running ahead of him. He glanced at his speedometer and couldn’t believe his eyes: he was topping 50 miles-per-hour, and the chicken was outrunning the car! The man increased his speed to 60, then 7O miles-per-hour and still the chicken was increasing its lead. Suddenly, the bird made a right turn onto a small farm and disappeared behind a small chicken coop. Amazed by the chicken’s performance, the driver pulled over and walked to the farmhouse door. When the owner appeared, the man asked excitedly, “Sir, do you know that chicken of yours can run over seventy miles an hour?” The farmer chuckled, “Oh you must mean our three-legged chicken. Yep, he sure is fast. You see, I live here with my wife and son and when it comes to eating chicken we all love drumsticks. So, we decided to breed three-legged chickens.”

“That’s amazing,” the visitor said. “How…

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