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Why Waddle When You Can Fly?

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A couple weeks ago, Father Dan Macgill told us the story of the First Goose Church. It’s a story originally by Danish Philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. When I looked it up, I couldn’t find the story about geese, but I found the one about ducks.

Geese, ducks, take your pick. It’s a good story. I think I’ll go with ducks.

Duck from pixabayThere once was a mythical little town inhabited exclusively by ducks. Every Sunday the ducks waddled to Duck  Church.  One Sunday, the duck minister delivered a particularly inspiring sermon:

“Ducks! God has given you wings! With wings you can fly! With wings you can mount up and soar like eagles!”

“Amen!” said the ducks.

“No walls can confine you,” he continued. “No fences can hold you!”

“Amen!” said the ducks.

“You have wings! God has given you wings, so YOU CAN FLY!” he shouted.

“Amen!” shouted the ducks.

The ducks felt excited as they filed out of the church, thanking the duck minister for a wonderful sermon.

And when church was over, they all waddled home.

In fear, they talked about how flying could be foolish, maybe even dangerous! Ducks who flew didn’t stay plump; they got skinny. There were rumors of ducks who flew and were never seen again.

Most of the ducks never realized their full potential.

What keeps us from soaring to greater heights? From reaching our dreams? What keeps us in situations that are familiar and safe when we know we were meant for something greater, something more fulfilling?

We must not let fear keep us following the same old paths that lead nowhere, repeating habits that hold us back, hanging on to old prejudices that distance us from divine love.

We are on the brink of miracles.

Let us push beyond what we have known.

Let us have the courage to fly!

Thanks to KG for helping me find the song below in this post:

https://booksmusicandmovies.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/tuesday-tunes-74/

Thank you to pixabay for the duck photo.

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again, available at amazon.com.

9 thoughts on “Why Waddle When You Can Fly?

  1. Ah! JoAnne…yes! Love this story…and love the message, “We are on the brink of miracles!” Much love ❤

  2. Thanks, Lorrie. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It’s exciting to be on the brink of miracles. ! ❤

  3. A lovely story indeed 🙂 And thank you so much for the mention JoAnne!

  4. You are welcome, KG! I had not heard this song before and enjoyed it, especially with all the special heroes in the video. 🙂

  5. Thank you for the inspiring post JoAnne. Yes to waddling down an increasingly steep slope, and taking flight! 🙂

    Michael

    • I am happy to inspire! I love the image of waddling down that slope, and the feeling of excitement it brings… a little fear, overcome by excitement! Thank you, Micheal.

  6. … I will fly again… Thanks JoAnne! ❤ .

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