Wednesday, December 17

There is an interesting metaphor I wish to share. This is about modern Christian churches that dwindle in quantity and quality. This comes from Soren Kierkegaard’s writings. His parable tells of a church attended by a flock of domesticated geese. Every week they waddled in and listened to the preacher hold forth on the wonders of flight. “We don’t have to walk on the ground and stay in this place,” the gander exhorted them, “We can lift ourselves into the air and soar to distant regions, more blessed climes. We can fly!” And after hearing the sermon, every week the geese quacked “Amen!” and then filed out the door and waddled home to their own affairs.

All they had to do was flap their wings!!