Monday, July 17, 2006

The (uninterpreted) Parable

We're getting ready to do a 6-week series at our church on the revolution of God.
For it, I'm putting together brief sermon recap videos for use in our Small Groups, and I;m thinking of using this parable in one of them.
It's one of my favorites from Soren Kierkegaard.

When I searched for the exact wording of it on Google, I found the parable explained away ad nauseum. I'll spare you that silliness. Which leads to a ministry take-away for me: Don't ruin something profound by your explanation of it.

There was a little town of Ducks. Every Sunday the ducks waddled out of their houses and down Main Street to their church. They waddled into the sanctuary and squatted in their proper pews. The duck choir waddled in and takes it place, then the duck minister came forward to preach.
"Ducks! God has given you wings! With wings you can fly! With wings you can mount up and soar like eagles. No walls can confine you! No fences can hold you! You have wings. God has given you wings and you can fly like birds!" All the ducks quacked their amens.

Then the ducks walked home.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG that is so funny