Sandy came home after visiting her sick friend, who was suffering from great pain. She asked her sister, "Why does God allow such pain and suffering?"
Her sister told her that God is preparing the soul for departure from this world.
"But how does this happen?" asked Sandy.
"God deals with us as the eagle deals with its youngsters. The eagle prepares his nest by putting straw over thorns. As the eggs hatch the straws are blown away and the nest becomes uncomfortable. Thus the young eagles fly away."
The world with all its beauty may seem uncomfortable to me.
Its thorny routes may hurt me.
Make me fly away from this world's nest.
In You only, O God, I find refuge and comfort.
Let him Fly with the Young
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