Posted on August 26th, 2013 in August 2013
Once upon a time, there was a sparrow who had been trying to fly during a rain storm that had lasted for many days. Now from a sparrow’s point of view, days can equal years. No matter how hard the sparrow tried to fly, he just couldn’t. His wings were heavy with rain and the harder he tried, the more frustrated he became. He was also very tired and found himself taking his frustration out on everything around him. But worse than that, he was afraid. He was afraid he would never be able to fly again and considered giving up.
Then one day an eagle swooped down over the sparrow as if it wasn’t even raining. The eagle was very strong and considered making fun of the little sparrow that couldn’t fly. He even said to himself, “I’ve always known how to fly; even through storms. I’ve never needed any help and I’ve certainly never been that weak.” But then a strange thing happened: the eagle remembered when he was young – before his wings were wide and strong. He remembered how he once struggled to fly and how long it took him to learn.
So, the eagle flew down to the sparrow and said, “I’m no better than you and honestly, I’m not any stronger than you are. When the wind blows hard, I feel scared and tired too. The only difference between me and you is that you have been looked down on for so long, you’re beginning to believe that’s where you belong. But guess what; I know better!”