The Parable of the Two Eagles
One day, God said to Ezekiel, “Go and tell Israel this parable: A mighty eagle came to Lebanon and broke off the topmost shoot of a cedar. After that, it carried away to a land and planted it in a city of traders.
The eagle took some of the seed of your land and planted it in a fertile soil. It planted the vine by an abundant source of water and it grew up to have many branches with leafy boughs.
It happened that another mighty eagle came and now the vine sent out its roots toward him in hope for water. The vine itself is already planted in a fertile soil by an abundant source of water so that it would produce branches, and bear lots of fruits.
Do you think it will survive? Will it not be uprooted?”