Reflections from Lecturer Todd Kinker
Author Unknown[ref]Note: Every effort has been made to determine the author of “Two Horses.”
Just up the road from my home is a field with two horses in it.
From a distance, both horses appear to be like any other horses. But if you walk closer, you will notice something quite amazing; one of the horses is blind. However, the owner has chosen not to put down the blind horse but has made a good home for both horses.
If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell attached to the halter of the sighted horse. The bell is used to lead the blind horse. You will notice something amazing; the sighted horse regularly checks to see if the blind horse is hearing the bell, is following the sighted horse’s lead, and is continuing to trust that he will not be led astray.
Each evening, the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn, occasionally looking back to make sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind.
Like the owner of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or just because we have problems or challenges.
He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need.
Sometimes, we are like the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those whom God has placed in our lives to help us. At other times, we are like the horse with the bell, helping others to find their way.
Good friends are like that . . . you may not always see them, but you know they are there.
Please listen for my bell, and I’ll listen for yours.
And remember . . .
Be kinder than necessary—
Everyone you meet is fighting
Some kind of battle.
Speak kindly . . .
And leave the rest to God!
For we walk by faith and not by sight!
Lecturer, KofC Council #11666
September 12, 2023