The Parable of the Eagle ( Reflection)

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An Eagle is regarded as a symbol of courage and power because of its large size and superb aerial skills. However in the parable, the eagle was made to believe that he was just a chicken and that he could not fly high and therefore he must just act like a chicken, after all he learned to eat chicken feed and to behave as chickens behave and was confined to live in the barnyard with the chickens. His inherent capacity and capability were temporarily hampered by the lies that were fed on him for quite a long time. But in the end, he was able to free himself from the fabricated story fed on him because he listened to the advice from a person, the naturalist, that he could fly because of his being an eagle, and so he flew superbly high in the sky. Sometimes, people are like that of the eagle in the parable. Scientifically, we are born champion because out of the million sperms cells from our father, only one sperm cell was able to meet the egg cell of our mother and fertilization occurred. After nine months each of us was born…a champion was born. Biblically speaking, we were made in the image of God. We have that capacity, capability and potential to excel in whatever endeavor we are into. However, there are factors that could hinder us from attaining our full capacity, capability and potential like poverty, physical defects, family problems, people around us who would discourage us from attaining our dreams, to name a few.But just like the parable of an eagle who was helped by the naturalist, there are people around us who can be likened to the naturalist like our parents and loved ones who inspire, support and encourage us, Professors who train us, shape us, and give us the necessary knowledge and skills in the particular course we have chosen, and above all there is God who can make a way for us when there seems to be no way. So what we need to do is to stop thinking of ourselves as someone we are not; we must not be pessimistic; rather we must be optimistic, we...
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