Father Terry's Homilies
Homily Archive 2015-2020
Pride Goeth Before a Fall
December 13, 2020
Aesop tells the fable of a frog who wanted desperately to escape the confines of his small pond to see the larger world, to climb to new heights. So one day the frog asked a stork standing at the edge of the pond if he could hitch a ride with the stork on the bird’s next flight. The stork agreed, but as they tried to fly away from the pond the frog soon learned that he could not grip the stork’s body tight enough with his small hands, and he kept falling back into the muddy water.
Finally the frog came up with the idea to hang on to the stork’s skinny leg with his mouth. When the stork took flight, the frog’s bite held firm, and soon they were flying high over the earth.