When a Fish Tries To Fly

Consider these quotes from the saints:

“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!”
-St. Catherine of Sienna7bccfd7c575a731e41a93ac1fec1a147

“The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.”
-St. Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein)



In other words, be who you were created to be; discover who you are in Christ and then simply allow this inner reality to slowly manifest itself in your life.

Consider this humourous insight by Einstein:

Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid


When we are crushed by failure,

by an ego-shattering defeat,

we judge ourselves as we must look on the surface.

Each of our endeavours appears to be executed

by an incompetent ne’er-do-well,

who flounders and never succeeds.

The only results seem to be fiascos, debacles, catastrophes, disasters and blunders.

Others call each effort a washout.

By any other name, it is still 

a flop.

Yet, upon further reflection,

this apparent lack of success,

is not a result of a lack of talent but the result of trying to play a role rather than discovering who God created us to be.

If a fish tries to fly in the air or climb a tree

He will feel like a failure.
A fish will feel like a genius

when..he discovers a unique way of swimming in water. 

3 thoughts on “When a Fish Tries To Fly

  1. I stumbled across that Einstein quote not too long ago and I liked it so much, I saved it on my phone! I saved it as a reminder not only for myself but also for what I want to bring to others. How God wired each of us uniquely for a purpose – no accidents. I’m beginning to think that there’s no better way for us discover ourselves than by discovering God’s unconditional love for us. Thanks for being so dedicated to sharing inspired thoughts and insights!

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