|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, June 11 2012 09:04|
Once upon a time, a lion lived contently in a zoo. Born there, he had never known any other way of life. And it was a good life--all the red meat he could eat, regular physical exams, and fresh straw every day.
The zoo lion, unable to understand why the wild lion was so upset, asked, "Why so blue? Everything we need for a happy life we have right here. What else could you possibly want? Why do you want to escape from paradise?"
The wild lion couldn't believe his ears. How could he possibly explain freedom to a zoo lion who had never seen a jungle--a lion who thought he already had everything he could want--that there's more to life than living like a caged animal?
In the months that followed, the jungle lion opened the zoo lion's eyes with stories about life in the wild. The more he heard about the jungle, the more he wanted to know. He pestered the jungle lion with questions like, "How big is it? Where is it? How do you get there from here?" and a hundred more just like those.
The jungle lion was sometimes eager, and always patient, to explain the glories of the jungle. Soon the zoo lion, too, became restless....
All around us are men trapped in what they think is a good life. Our job is to make them restless for real life. Let's do this.