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The parable of the baby chick

A few days ago a wonderful neighbor shared some of her experiences with chickens. The parallels to our own lives were pretty profound.

I think the message is worth passing on to you.

It’s a rare treat to see an egg that has been cared for and watched over and kept warm for so long, to at last begin to crack and open. So often the metamorphosis from egg to baby chick happens seemingly unnoticed by the world, with only broken eggshells and a new, tiny chick to tell the tale.

We usually witness the before and after parts of this baby chick’s journey, but we miss the during part if we aren’t careful.

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