Saturday, July 31, 2010

Flying High

The boy was very young. It was his first time flying a kite, so his father helped him and after several attempts the kite was in the air. The boy ran and let out more string, and soon the kite was flying high. The little boy was so excited; the kite was beautiful. Eventually there was no more string left to allow the kite to go higher. The boy said to his father,

"Daddy, let's cut the string and let the kite go; I want to see it go higher and higher."

His father said, "Son, the kite won't go higher if we cut the string."

"Yes, it will," responded the little boy. "The string is holding the kite down; I can feel it." The father handed a pocketknife to his son. The boy cut the string. In a matter of seconds the kite was out of control. It darted here and there and finally landed in a broken heap. That was difficult for the boy to understand. He felt certain the string was holding the kite down.

This is Rex Barker, reminding you that to elevate spiritually, we need to first be grounded in the physical world we live in. Only then can we go higher and higher. Our goal should be to elevate the physical through our actions and intentions, thereby elevating our spiritual level.
What did you think?Did you ever consider the humble kite as such a nice lesson in worldliness?

1 comment:

Juice Box said...

I liked this. I myself am not an spiritual person in anyway, but the idea of being grounded in the physical world before you can rise up really spoke to me.