Soren Kierkegard, the 19th century Danish religious philosopher, told a story about a town where only ducks live.

Every Sunday the ducks would waddle out of their houses and waddle down Main Street to their church. They waddle into the sanctuary and squat in their proper pews. The duck choir waddles in and takes its place, then the duck minister comes forward and opens the duck Bible.

He reads to them “Ducks! God has given you wings! With wings you can fly! With wings you can mount up and soar like eagles. No walls can confine you! No fence can hold you! You have wings. God has given you wings and you can fly like birds.”

All the ducks shouted “AMEN!”…and they all waddled home.

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