It is common in politics to refer to the metaphor of David and Goliath. Whether you consider this a parable or probable, the lesson therein is not that a little person hurt a big person; the lesson is that a someone, in this case a young shepherd boy, realized that skills applied in other aspects of life are applicable in this new situation.
What is the sling that I carry?
My sling is Faith; faith in a God who orchestrates all things and has guided and directed my life; faith in humanity – the players in God’s orchestra, who have choice in what they do and who usually chose kindness; faith in the skills I have been given to play my part in life’s orchestra.
What are the stones I will fling with this sling?
Patience, perseverance, and persistence;
Integrity, honesty and humility;
Hopefulness, happiness and kindness.
Families, Friends, Neighbors and Strangers.
These are the stones that I have applied in life to accomplish all good things.
These have allowed me to overcome illness;
To displace doubt and kindle kindness;
To learn and to teach;
To grasp and hold fast when I reach;
To know what is wrong and what is right;
To dispel all darkness with light;
To make a difference and change what I could;
To overcome all that is bad by doing and being good;