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Spiritual short

A lesson from the geese

From the April 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One day, my mother and I visited a local water park, which was home to a great many Canada geese. The weather, which had been fine, gradually became overcast and it was obvious a squall was on the way. As the clouds grew darker and the first heavy drops of rain began to fall, all the people at the park started running back to their cars.

As my mother and I sat inside the car to wait it out, I noticed that the geese, which had been walking around the cars pecking at the seeds thrown to them, had done completely the opposite. Instead of seeking cover, they stood still, one by one lifted their heads, and turned to face the storm. They obviously had no fear of the squall and seemed to know instinctively that they could ride it out and that it could not harm them.

As the rain lashed down around them, the geese stood still and unmoved. Then after a short time, when the clouds had passed over and the sun came out, the geese shook their feathers and calmly resumed their work.

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