Just once, I like the world to turn to black and white with hard, crisp edges, and no shades of gray. I would love to see the moment when everything I struggle with became good or bad, attractive or disgusting, and compelling or nonsense. I am not sure if I would like the value system applied to move the vibrant colors of life in the real world to this but just for a brief moment, it would be lovely, brilliant, and stunning to be able to reflect on this view.
I imagine days like this; a day where my values apply for everyone and the world becomes crystal-clear choices for everyone’s participation. We get more things done, we see more options, and we resolve more issues because the issues are plain for all to see. Obviously, my values lead to a set of priorities and way of looking at life so we would all flow in smooth harmony. I think not!
The probability of this moment is time does not exist; life is not, has not, and will not ever be this way. You and I have the opportunity to choose our future, make key decisions about the direction of our lives, and in a sense judge God and his accusers. It is easy for me to say what the overall outcome will be but in so many ways that does not matter because you and I still must vote with our lives and our future!
The issues for both of us are never as clear and crisp as we would like them to be. We journey on, struggling with our steps, nurturing each other where we can. The challenge often comes in how to describe the issues and contrast in what we face each day. “I’m using this freedom language because it’s easy to picture.” (Romans 6.19) Freedom is something easy to see and readily understood, but oh so difficult to realize!
The toughest decision I have is to let go of my and hold onto God, a hard black and white choice.