The young duck was nothing but beauty and brains. Let’s call her BB. Everyone was quick to befriend her. She was wonderful to talk to. But she was always sad, and very obvious at that. She sulked and sulked and sulked and sulked away!
God decided to meet her and ask her a few questions.
God: How are you?
BB (swollen, sulken face): Going on.
God: Why is your face fallen? Why you sad all the time?
BB: Don’t know why, but I feel what is left now, I’ve achieved everything.
God: Okay, can we have the privilege to fellowship with each other?
God: Where do you live?
BB: I live in the most popular address, the ‘only’ villa at the ‘only’ mountain top.
God: Okay. Could the ‘only-ness’ have created the ‘lonely-ness’?
BB: (concerned look and speechless…)
God: How did you manage to build such a luxurious house?
BB: I have one of the best jobs in the town that pays me much more than what I need.
God: Okay. Could the excess income have distracted you into ‘having’ more than what you need?
God: How did you get this job?
BB: I was a topper in the school and clearing the interview was a no-brainer. No one in the office can match my skills and decision-making ability.
God: Ok. Could it be that others who are far better than you in your office chose to be in low-profile for various reasons, thus your popularity at workplace?
God: So, you have everything going on pretty good materialistically for you. Why then this sadness?
BB: Well, I am bored of being popular in the same circle. I want to extend my popularity circle. I want to be known as number one by everyone in this world, something like, ‘The only best duck in the whole duck world.”
God: In short, you want to be Me?
BB (shocked and gradually realising the truth and then repentant): Yes, I see the point you make, O Great One! I repent and seek to be content with what I have.
God: You speak wisely now. Also, go mingle with the ‘have-nots’ and share your excess with them. Quit operating silo. Think how you can make others happy as well.
BB (grateful and happy): No one like you, Christ, my Saviour! Thank you for showing me my place and the Truth.