Sunday, April 9, 2017

2 lions

This is one of my favorite Anthony DeMello stories....

Once upon a time, a lion cub was found by a momma sheep. Being a kind mother sheep, she took the lion cub in and raised it as one of her own lambs. So effective was his indoctrination that he grew up thinking that he was a sheep, eating grass, baa-ing, and walking with a stiff little sheep gait.

One day a lion came out of the forest and found the flock of sheep, and saw the sheeply lion. The sheeply lion ran as did the other sheep. The forest lion, not believing what he was seeing, gave chase. Finally, he caught the sheeply lion and cornered him at the base of a large tree. Cowering in fear, the sheeply lion said, “please don’t eat me, please don’t eat me.”.

The forest lion came near the sheeply lion and inquired of him, “what are you doing…cowering and shaking in fear?” The sheeply lion replied he was afraid the forest lion would eat him.

The forest lion grabbed the sheeply lion by the neck and dragged him to a nearby poor of water.

He forced the sheeply lion to gaze into the reflection from the pool. “What do you see?” inquired the forest lion. The sheeply lion looked at the forest lion, back at the reflection in the pool, and then back to the forest lion.

For the first time, he saw himself as he really was. The sheeply lion raised up from the pool and gave a great roar. He was never a sheep again.

Maybe it is time for you to stop cowering in life and see who you really are.  An amazing person that God loves very much.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

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