Posts Tagged ‘self’

Peck, peck, thump

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

That has been happening every morning for over a month this spring. We were startled by those sounds coming from our living room finally we homed in on one of the windows looking out on the backyard. Peck, peck, thump. Peeking around the curtain we found the culprit, a bright red cardinal. I’ve read that often this time of the year brings out that “male spirit” to protect their turf. Evidently it saw its reflection and thought there was an interloper moving in…

It made me think about why this little bird is attacking its reflection. He is trying to protect his stuff yet his own image is the “enemy,” unless I have to get the BB gun after him for waking us up too early on Saturdays…

How well do we know ourselves? Do we know that we are the “enemy” at times, too? Andy Stanley reminds us in The Best Question Ever that we are good at self deception, really good. Our heart is deceitful according to the book of Jeremiah. How serious do we  take that threat? It is important to take inventory of ourselves and find accountability to just in case there is a “blind” spot or mistaken reflection…

Hopefully this bird will realize he’s the problem and a part of the solution before it gets out of hand.