Time to Fly

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


The philosopher Kierkegard gives us a great lesson for life.

A flock of geese lived together in a courtyard. Once a week, they gathered in a corner of the yard. An eloquent member of their group mounted the fence to tell the wondrous legacy of their forefathers, who mounted on wings and flew the trackless sky. He spoke of the Creator who had given geese the urge to migrate and wings to fly.

As he spoke, the other geese would nod and marvel at his words. But they did not fly. They returned to their waiting dinner, for the corn was good and the barnyard secure.

I’m Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. All of us have our own call to fly. God gives each of us the gift of risk. Leaving the barnyard to soar—whatever that means to you—is a profound leap into the high calling of our daily work.

"I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."

(John 17:22-23)