A Brooding Hen
An old hen, not laying any eggs at the present, has gone broody. Must be a remnant of instinct. I explained to her about no rooster, no chicks, but she just said bok, bok, bok. One day after I nudged her with a stick which she vigorously pecked, she finally got out of the nesting box for a few minutes and I recuperated the eggs from that day and the day before, laid by our other hens. The next time I tried that, she would not budge. My husband who is braver than I managed to get that day’s egg from underneath her.
Hens are not the only ones that remain entrenched in their ways, refusing to move.
“…for I have given the princes time to listen to My Word, and still more than the time needed to repent! Since they have not repented (and since they keep) laying claim to My Strength and diverting piety toward their false works, you shall establish the true piety of My People, you shall teach Truth, you shall love My People, you shall help the oppressed man against the oppressor, the despoiled man against the despoiler; along with your brothers of the steppes, those who do not utter My Name, you shall establish equity.
(It is) better to establish it without (mentioning) My Name than let what I loathe rule in My Name. This, I shouted out from the hills, My Shout set the billows heaving off Gennesaret*, but the multitude that was listening to Me remained seated.
It would have been better for them not to recognize My Voice, but to rise as the waves of the sea, as the deaf obstinate waves rushing at the (ridge of) rock that bars their way; (so) they would have defeated sin, abomination as high as a cliff.
But the multitude that was listening to Me remained seated with their rulers and priests.”
Jesus speaking as a messenger, The Revelation of Arès 28/9b-12
*the sea of Galilee