Fr. Fred preached an excellent sermon today. I was particularly taken aback at an analogy between John the Baptist’s message and what a mother eagle does with her children. These nests get really big and heavy, by the way, weighing sometimes in the tons. When it is time for the chicks to leave the nest, the mother takes apart, well, utterly destroys the nest as the chicks look on, wondering, I’m sure, “Mom, what are you doing?”
Made me think that we are in one of those times in the church of losing the comfort the nest so we will be forced to live up to our potential and soar. As has been often said by Kendall Harmon, we are a church under a judgment, and John the Baptist’s words could not be more timely than today – repent for the Kingdom of God has come near.
Deuteronomy 32:11: “…like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young…”