The Geese and the Frog

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Two geese prepared to fly south, and a frog asked if he could go along. At first they resisted. How could a frog accompany them? Easy! The frog suggested that the two geese hold a stick in their beaks—he would hold onto the stick with his mouth.

Off they went, flying southward over the countryside. People looked up and admired the creative teamwork. Then someone shouted, "Fabulous idea! Who thought of it?"

The frog opened his mouth and said, "I thought of it!" . . . and plummeted to the earth.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Every time we open our mouths, there are consequences. Build the team or take the credit: your choice can make a big difference . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.

(James 3:5)