Teaching horses to fly

There’s an old Jewish story about a man who’d been sentenced to death, but who obtained a reprieve by assuring the king that he would teach his majesty’s horse to fly within the year- but with the proviso that if he didn’t succeed, he would be put to death at the end of the year. The King liked the idea, but the man’s friends thought he was mad and asked him why he’d made such an impossible deal. ‘Well, who knows what will happen,’ he replied. ‘Within a year, the king may die, or I may die, or the horse may die. And who knows? In a year, maybe the horse will learn to fly.’
In a way, it sounds a bit like Jesus’ famous saying: ‘Don’t worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own.’ Don’t add to the troubles each day brings, because you and God together will cope with whatever it brings.

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