St. Joseph Province

Missionaries Of Compassion

“Do as I have done” Jn 13,15


Be Yourself

A group of animals started a school. Each was going to study something he knew nothing about.

So the duck, an excellent swimmer, took up running. Well, try as it might, it remained a poor runner….and in the meantime became second- class in swimming too.

The dog was a good runner, but it broke its leg trying to fly. The cockatoo was a natural at flying, but almost drowned trying to swim.

At the end of all these special courses, none of the animals was very good at anything.


Be what you are. Try to become and be the best of whatever you are! Don’t try to be what you are not; for if you aren’t what you are, then, what are you?

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