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Ill- The Fable of the Jealous eagle (Taken from an old "Our Daily Bread")

The Great Evangelist DL Moody once told a fable of an eagle who was envious of another that could fly better than he could. One day the bird saw a sportsman with a bow and arrow and said to him “I wish you would bring down the eagle up there.” The man said he would if he had some feathers for his arrow. So the jealous eagle pulled one out of his wing . The arrow was shot , but it didn’t quite reach the rival bird because he was flying too high. The frist eagle pulled out another feather, then another - until he had lost so many feathers that he himself couldn’t fly . The archer took advantage of the situation , turned around and killed the helpless bird. Moody then made this application: IF YOU ARE ENVIOUS OF OTHERS, THE ONE YOU WILL HURT THE MOST BY YOUR ACTIONS IS YOURSELF