But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.(1 Corinthians 2:14, NLT)
When explorers from England first went to Australia they discovered some strange and wonderful animals not seen anywhere else in the world--animals such as the kangaroo, the koala, and the ornithorhynchus--a mammal that laid eggs; spent some time in water and some on land; had a broad, flat tail, webbed feet, and a bill similar to a duck (now known as the platypus).
When the explorers returned home, nobody would believe their story about the platypus. All felt it was a hoax. Even after they returned to Australia and brought back a pelt from this strange animal, people still felt it was a hoax and refused to believe it was real.
From DAY LIGHTERS by Nico Bougas. Available from Amazon.com