The Proud Frog

This proud frog wanted to visit his cousins in a pond several miles away, and that’s a long journey for a slow moving frog. But in the pond where he lived, there were some Canadian geese.

The observant frog noted how much they liked corn. So proud frog found a strong stick about four feet
long and approached the geese with a proposition:

“If two of you will take the two ends of this stick in your mouths, I will clamp my strong jaws onto the middle of the stick. Then you can deliver me by air to a pond two miles to the east to see my cousins before returning me the next day. For this, I will reward you with a sack of corn.”

The geese agreed.

So the goose taxi began operation. But about half way to the destination, an inquisitive horse looked up and saw this airborne taxi. The horse said, “That is an amazing contraption. Who invited that thing?”
Unable to resist, the frog said, “I did.” And that was the end of the frog.

That frog discovered a biblical truth: when pride causes us to advertise our own virtues, tragedy replaces goodness. On the other hand, when our hearts yearn for God to be glorified rather than us, the Kingdom of God is promoted and increase will follow.

Steve