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Coco Calling No.276 - When A Few Good Words Ring True

I had one of my ‘Einstein’ moments the other day.  I was sitting on my perch, quietly cogitating, when I had a brilliant idea. Because no one has ever published a dictionary specifically for parrots. And so I immediately set to on my latest project. And it was quite strange how so many of the words started with the letter ‘p’. For example, I had:

Polychrome: A type of film used by parrots in old cameras.

Polyester: A name for an artificial parrot

Polygon: A parrot that’s disappeared

Polygraph: A parrot’s lie-detecting machine

Polynesia: A parrot with memory loss

Polyphonic: A parrot with many voices

Polytechnic: A place where bright parrots go to study

I did manage to come up with one word that didn’t begin with ‘p’:

Voicemail: What you get when you cross a parrot with a carrier pigeon

I reckon I’ll need a few more than this before I can go on to publish it, so I put this idea on the backburner and went on to think about the words which are most important to us if we have a Christian faith. Because the springboard into Christianity comes from just a few key words. To begin with, we have to know about Jesus, and all about the love, compassion and sacrifice that He exercised here on Earth for every single one of us. Then comes the cross, forgiveness, resurrection and salvation which pretty much sum up the final years of Jesus’ worldly life. We also have to know about sin so that we can try to avoid it, and show humility when we do transgress, and keep hold of faith, hope and trust so as to get through this life, and to prepare ourselves for the next one. And there, encapsulated in just thirteen different words, we have the whole essence of the Christian life. Not enough for a book, but plenty for this blog. And my thirteen words prove that Christianity isn’t really that complicated at all.

“Always remember the essence of Christian holiness is simplicity and purity.” (John Wesley: [1703-1791]: English cleric, theologian and evangelist who spearheaded the Methodist movement. Also, brother to Charles Wesley, the hymn writer)

“At that time Jesus said, ‘I praise you Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children.”

(Mathew 11:25)

“I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

(Luke 18:17)

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Neville Bishop
Neville Bishop
May 08

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