Friday, March 2, 2018


Some time ago I read about the way monkeys are trapped in India. A hole is drilled in a coconut and rice is poured inside. Monkeys like rice very much. A monkey will come along, stick a paw into the coconut, grab a fistful of rice, and then be unable to pull its paw back through the hole. He is trapped by his own greed. All he would have to do is to turn loose of the rice and he would be free. But he can’t bring himself to do that. There are higher life forms than the monkey that fall for the same trap.

Many people can’t get free to reach their potential because they are clutching in their hands some penny-ante false god. It could be drugs or alcohol or money or resentment or prejudice. God wants to help you escape from bondage and to become free indeed.