A man who was a chicken farmer found an egg which had rolled out of a chicken's nest.
He took it home, popped it under a sitting hen and eventually the egg hatched out.
The young eagle found itself scratching around with a family of chickens. One day he looked up in the sky and saw a great eagle soaring in the sky above.
'That's a Golden eagle, Monarch of the birds' he told the chickens, then went on scratching the ground like them, for that's what he thought he was.
Little did he realise he could have soared straight up into the sky.
Now isn't that true of many of us?
We remain earthbound instead of stretching our wings, using our full powers and flying high.
The Lord gave each of us talents and we should use them whenever we can.