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Coco Calling: No. 49 - The Joy of Life

The random thoughts of a Christian parrot

I spent a long time yesterday, asleep, with my head under my wing, in the hope that when I woke up, Brexit would all be over. No such luck!

So today, I’ve decided to carry on regardless, doing “all things parrot,” and having lots of fun. I’m simply going to ignore Brexit, and anything else that causes me angst and worry. After all, Springtime is upon us, and God’s smile is starting to radiate throughout the natural world around. And this is the time of year when I like to search out potential nest sites around the house. And I particularly love cupboards, especially when one of the humans has been careless enough to leave the door ajar. And my favourite cupboard is on Grandma’s side of the house. It’s her food cupboard! And it’s packed full of all kinds of things that are simply made for a parrot’s beak! Tins to bash. Cardboard to chew. And scrunchy plastic packaging to squeeze and toss around. Oh yes, I have a wonderful time in cupboards, (particularly when the humans don’t know I’m inside).

After all, Life is too short to worry about Brexit or human work situations, or when my cage will next be cleaned out. Remember what Jesus says in Matthew chapter 6:

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is life not more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them…………Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” Matthew 6:25-27

We all need to place God at the heart of every day that we live. To keep a perspective and a sense of proportion. For as the fourteenth century theologian, Julian of Norwich once said:

“For all shall be well

And all shall be well,

And all manner of things shall be well.”

Because everything that troubles us here upon Earth will seem infinitesimal when we experience Heaven……

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