Jays of Martin Top

While cycling to chapel earlier in the month, I saw a Jay fly across the lane. Although part of the crow family, it is not black but pink, and it can be detected by its calls before it can be seen. Its Latin name is Garrulus glandarius; the Woodland Trust calls it ‘a highly intelligent loudmouth’. As a former teacher in a grammar school, I can apply this term to several boys I have known; as a pastor it is not unfitting for certain individuals whom I have met in the various churches at which I have preached. To be attractive, intelligent and eloquent does not make one wise, pious or interesting. It is not by our looks that we shall be judged, but our words. 

In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise. Proverbs 10:19, NKJV