Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Lessons from a bird

This week we are charmed and surprised - sometimes startled - by this tufted titmouse at the window. Apparently his mate's nest is nearby, and he is determined to scare off that bird he sees reflected in the window!

He flies at the window suddenly, pecking and thrusting, sometimes hanging on with one foot while he scratches with the other. I am touched by his determined effort. And at the same time I see what a metaphor this is for the way we humans resist and attack... things that are nothing more than reflections of our own fears.

Lessons from a bird, thank you Lord.