A mother and a baby camel were lying around, and suddenly the baby camel asked, “Mom, may I ask you some questions?”
Mother said, “Sure, son, is something bothering you?”
Baby said, “Why do camels have humps?”
Mother said, “Well son, we are desert animals. We need the humps to store water for our survival.”
Baby said, “OK, then why are our legs long?”
Mother replied, “Son, obviously they are meant for walking in the desert.”
“OK, then why are our eyelashes long?” the baby continued.
With pride, Mother answered, “My son, our long thick eyelashes protect our eyes from sandstorms.” Baby stopped to think then said, “I see. So if the hump is to store water, the legs are for walking through the desert, and these eyelashes protect our eyes, then what in heaven’s name are we doing here at the zoo?”
Funny but this story above challenges us not to put our greatness to waste. God gifted us with so much and He challenges us to be His witnesses to the world. C’mon, it’s showtime!
Reflection: We are all born with greatness. Are you ready to live this out?
“Good is the enemy of great.”
– Jim Collins, the author of Good to Great, Built to Last and How the Mighty Fall.
Historically, in Europe, rulers were sometimes given the attribute “the Great”, as in Alexander the Great, Alfred the Great and Peter the Great. The Latin equivalent “Magnus” was also used, as in Albertus Magnus and Carolus Magnus. The English language uses the Latin term magnum opus, (literally “Great work”) to describe certain works of art and literature.
What are the steps you need to take in order to level up in your life?
Lord God, may I reflect Your love and greatness through my life. Amen.
Note: This article is lifted from my Didache Contribution dated July 24, 2014 from