The Parable Of The Eagle, The King Of Birds


Posted by r. a.    Wed., Nov.30, 2016

“A certain man went through the forest seeking any bird of interest he might find. He caught a young eagle, brought it home, and put it among his fowls and ducks and turkeys and gave it chicken’s food to eat even though it was an eagle, the king of birds.

Five years later a naturalist came to see him and, after passing through his garden, said, “That bird is an eagle, not a chicken.”

“Yes,” said the owner. “But I have trained it to be a chicken. It is no longer an eagle. It is a chicken, even though it measures fifteen feet from tip to tip of its wings.”

“No,” said the naturalist. “It is an eagle still; it has the heart of an eagle, and I will make it soar high up to the heavens.”

“No,” said the owner. “It is a chicken, and it will never fly.”

They agreed to test it.

The naturalist picked up the eagle and said to it, “Thou dost belong to the sky and not to this earth; stretch forth thy wings and fly.” The eagle turned this way and that and then, looking down, saw the chickens eating their food, and down he jumped.

The owner said, “I told you it was a chicken.”

“No,” said the naturalist. “It is an eagle. Give it another chance tomorrow.”

So, the next day he took it to the top of the house and said, “Eagle, thou art an eagle; stretch forth thy wings and fly.” But the eagle, seeing the chickens feeding, jumped down and fed with them.

The owner said, “I told you it was a chicken.”

“No, asserted the naturalist. “It is an eagle, and it still has the heart of an eagle. Only give it one more chance, and I will make it fly tomorrow.”

The next morning, he arose early and took the eagle outside the city, away from the houses, to the foot of a high mountain.

The sun was just rising, gliding the top of the mountain with gold, and every crag was glistening in the joy of that beautiful morning.

He picked up the eagle and said to it, “Eagle, thou art an eagle. Thou dost belong to the sky and not to this earth. Stretch forth thy wings and fly”.

The eagle looked around and trembled as if new life were coming to it. But it did not fly.

 The naturalist then made it look straight at the sun. Suddenly it stretched out its wings and, with the screech of an eagle, flew.

Author: James Aggrey, written in the early 1920’s.


About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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