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  • Dr. Atul Verma
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 16, 2007
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      An old legend relates that long ago God had a great many burdens which He
      wished to have carried from one place to another on earth, so He asked the
      animals to lend a hand. But all of them began to make excuses for not
      helping: the elephant was too dignified; the lion, too proud; and so on.
      Finally the birds came to God and said, "If you will tie the burdens into
      small bundles, we'll be glad to carry them for you. We are small but we
      would like to help."

      So God fastened upon the back of each one a small bundle, and they all set
      out walking across the plain to their destination. They sang as they went,
      and did not seem to feel the weight of their burdens at all. Every day the
      burdens seemed lighter and lighter, until the loads seems to be
      lifting the
      birds, instead of the birds carrying the burdens.

      When they arrived at their destination, they discovered that when they
      removed their loads, there were wings in their place, wings which enabled
      them to fly to the sky and the tree tops.

      They had learned how to carry their burdens, and their loads had become
      wings to carry them nearer to God. Burdens we carry for others may become
      wings of the spirit, to lift us into happiness such as we have never

      -- Author Unknown

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