When we walk along the streets of our towns and cities, we see a lot of pigeons. They scrabble about, hunting through all the waste we leave behind; hunting for food that has been dropped from the table of society. Pigeons are vermin, they cause pollution and don’t seem to have much reason for existence. It is fun to watch the children feed them crumbs, but true life is not about crumbs.
The eagle however, lives on no one’s crumbs, he soars on the thermals, he climbs higher and higher, he seeks his prey from on high, he watches from above and swoops down upon his feast.
The Lord asks today, which are you? Are you a pigeon or are you an eagle? Do you want the crumbs or do you want the feast?
When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”