Saturday, May 19, 2007

Only angles can fly

In the late 1800s, a well-known bishop was traveling the United States, speaking to religious and academic leaders.

At one of his stops, he was invited to have dinner with some prominent leaders. During the dinner he was asked, "What do you think the future holds for us?"

After a moment's pause, he replied, "The future is bleak, and in my opinion, we have discovered all there is to discover, created all there is to create, and invented all there is to invent." One of the leaders commented, "I think someday, man shall learn to fly like the birds."

To this, the bishop replied, "You are mad, flight is only reserved for the angels." With that statement he stormed out of the room.

That bishop's last name was Wright. And years later, his two sons Orville and Wilbur, made the dream of flying real on the windswept salt marshes of Kitty Hawk!

We live in a world full of riches. We have to be open to the idea of change. Never under rate yourself and others. Others will ridicule and laugh at your ideas but you will have the last laugh at the end.