The characters in the play were dealing with incomplete information. Everyone thought, assumed, that he or she had all the information required and that his/her assessment of the information had by others was accurate. Michael assumed David knew the background to his response. David did not really understand Michael. He concluded that his confusion was because of the words Michael used. If this was not enough, life added Stephan, Shelly, and Rose to the mix with each believing that they understood while everyone carried a full awareness.
In reality, none of us knew or understood the complete situation. Our assumptions were not accurate. Our beliefs were incomplete. The language we used described a reality that only existed in our minds; our real worlds were very different! Slowly the truth unfolded, and as it did, our confusion grew.
As I look back on the two days of intense interaction, I find myself discovering that I was sitting on the edge of a gateway. As I opened myself up to the truthfulness of their words, asking questions, never assuming, the story unfolded and I could act. I also saw the everyday comes with a miracle and a gateway towards something greater. The process for all is the same.
An old community received a letter that started like this; “From the apostles and leaders, your friends, to our friends in Antioch, Syria, and Cilicia: Hello!” (Acts 15.23) It was a gateway to More. However, it was also a mark that meant little unless they were open to what followed.
We sit on the edge of choices, demands, and opportunity. They are the essence of every day in your life and mine. We can open ourselves up to receiving a miracle or bury ourselves in our defense. We can actively move forward and make decisions or retreat from life’s demands. We can, if we are open.
Life’s greatest gift is the opportunity to live. Today we can be more than we were. Today we can make a difference. Today the world can be a better place.
I choose to live.
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