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A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up with them. All his life the eagle did what the barnyard chicks did, thinking he was a barnyard chicken. He scratched the earth for worms and insects. He clucked and cackled. And he would thrash his wings and fly a few feet into the air. Years passed and the eagle grew very old. One day he saw a magnificent bird above him in the cloudless sky. It glided in graceful majesty among the powerful wind currents, with scarcely a beat of its strong golden wings. The old eagle looked up in awe. “Who’s that?” he asked. “That’s the eagle, the king of the birds,” said his neighbor. “He belongs to the sky. We belong to the earth— we’re chickens.” So the eagle lived and died a chicken, for that’s what he thought he was.
~Mello, Anthony De (2011-08-31). Awareness (p. 3). The Crown Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.
Maybe how you view yourself is not who you really are! Why are you here? What is your purpose?
Ptolemy believed that everything revolves around the earth. Copernicus determined this not to be true, but that everything, including the earth, revolves around the sun. What about your life? Is everything about you or do you revolve around a bunch of things - work, family, sports? Consider these thoughts:
“The answers to our questions are not found in a program nor in a way of thinking
but in a person, the person Jesus Christ.”
‐ Pope John Paul II
“It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before
we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eyes on us, had designs on
us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything
‐ Ephesians 1: 11‐12, (The Message translation)
“For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible…
everything got started in Christ and finds its purpose in him.”
‐ Colossians 1:16, (The Message translation)
Consider these questions: