I really prefer to celebrate the Holy Eucharist in our parish that’s why despite the heavy rains last Friday, I wanted to be able to return to Pampanga for the weekend. Thank God I got home yesterday. This sunny Sunday morning complemented the Good News that I’ve heard. Below is a story shared by the priest. It’s for anyone who’s feeling down and who wishes to become someone else with the thought that he or she will be happier that way. It’s a reminder that we should be thankful for who we are and for all the blessings that we already have.
THE STORY OF AN EAGLE
A man was out to hunt an eagle. The eagle was afraid but it managed to avoid the gunshots. Thinking that it’s hard to be an eagle, it wished to become a hunter instead. The wish was granted.
The hunter went to the forest but he had difficulty catching wild animals. Frustrated, he decided to leave the forest. On his way out, he saw a king. This king seemed to live the good life as he was dressed in fine clothes and was doing nothing. The hunter wished to become a king and it was granted.
The king enjoyed the good life that he wanted for about three days. After that, people started to come to him to resolve their problems. The king felt so exhausted. He went out for a walk and when he passed by a river, he noticed a big rock. The rock seemed to be happy as its only job was to stay there to be hugged by the waves and to be kissed by the sun. The king wished to become a rock and he became one.
While the lazy rock was enjoying the waves, an earthworm came crawling on it. The rock could not accept that such a creature could be above its level. So it wished to become an earthworm and it was granted.
While the earthworm was crawling away, an eagle came flying and saw the earthworm. It’s good that before the eagle could catch it, the earthworm was able to hide among the rocks. Fearing for its life, it wished to become an eagle again and yes, its wish was granted.
Oh well, after everything that has happened, the eagle realized that it was better off as an eagle.