Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gotchyer Back Buddy!

John 13.:35

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples,
if ye have love one to another.

My dad grew up on a farm with hundreds of chickens.  As we were growing up, he told us quite a few chicken stories.  Most of them weren't pretty stories, but the one that sticks out to me is pretty grotesque.

It seems chickens aren't very forgiving when one of their fellows become flawed.  When they spot a sore on another chicken, they peck at it.  First one chicken will peck, then another, then another.... until the once tiny flaw becomes a huge hole.  Dad says he's seen chickens with their entrails being pecked out.  How awful!

Unfortunately, I've seen people act just as "fowl."  When a member of their flock becomes flawed, they begin to peck.  Before you know it, another "chicken" is pecking away at the flawed individual's character and reputation.  The pecking spreads until a small mistake has become a huge, life-threatening blemish.  How sad! 

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