Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Eating Crow

Eating crow (archaically, eating boiled crow) is an English idiom meaning humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proven wrong after taking a strong position.

Crow is a staple in my diet. I am constantly nibbling on it through out the day. I find myself taking strong stances on issues only to retreat. I can't help but have the scene from Monty Python's Holy Grail where they charge the rabbit, only to run and scream " Run away, Run away . . .right . .that bunny is dynamite!"

While I am still prone to take strong stances in the face of truth, I am more willing to retreat if need be. I used to take a stance and defend at all costs. Now I find myself a little more willing to say " Yep . . I blew it."

Crow doesn't taste too bad.

Lord, help me to be less prideful. Help me to be less concerned about self preservation, and more about reconciliation. Thank you for helping me to be different, and more loving. Thanks for being patient with me.