Today in sacrament meeting, the bishop spoke and talked about how we need to be who we are and fly like an eagle. He told this story . . .
There was an eagle who was born to a family of chickens. He grew up being a chicken. One day some eagles saw him and told him that he was an eagle. He said no he was a chicken. They set out to teach him how to be an eagle. They sent him to eagle flight school and he learned to fly. But when it was time to go home, he didn't fly, he walked home - just as he had grown up doing.
So what was the moral of this story . . . here in the Philippines most of these people are first generation Mormons. There are many cultures and traditions that the Filipino have. He was trying to tell the ward members that they need to be themselves and learn to fly and disregard those traditions and cultures that are not in accordance to what the church teaches us. They need to be an example to their families and friends in what they believe.
We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ and we need to act on that. We need to do those things that the gospel teaches to do, or we are no different from anyone else. We are like the eagle who thinks he is a chicken and lived his life that way.
I think this was a good eye opener for everyone . . . we need to follow our Savior and His example to each of us. do those things that will lead you back to him.