The One Legged Pidgeon by Brendan

  • Posted on: 23 March 2020
  • By: Brendan

It feels like we're moving toward a ‘teachable moment’. A time to ask what really matters and what does not, a time for churches to become more ‘Jesus Shaped’ too.

I met a well fed, one legged pigeon at Leeds train station last Friday who can teach us something about our new ‘Coronian19’ world: alert, opportunistic, perfectly aware of his environment, clearly resilient (lost a leg), at ease with himself, and crucially not preoccupied with what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow, he’s entirely focussed on the moment in hand.
Jesus knew we could learn something about stress, anxiety, and fear by looking at the birds of the air:

Mathew 6:26-27

26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?