This week I discovered several bits of information.
One colleague I always thought of as smart, intelligent, and visionary turns out to be just like the rest of us; self centered, serving, and blind.
The number of organizations that center themselves on customers are few in number and even fewer in practice.
Doing the right thing does not guarantee success or that others will like you, however you will sleep full of peace.
I also rediscovered some information that I have had in hand before.
I like being around my wife and daughters, even if it means straightening up living room.
I enjoy and find myself drawn to the company of my brother, sister in law, nephew, and niece even though I do not always understand their language.
As important as work is, a precious as some things are, I hold one things above all else.
With knowledge come choices.
I also know several facts.
Those who seek to know the Divine comes in all shapes, sizes, and religious packages.
Evil seeks to destroy good and everything around them. “An unprincipled witness desecrates justice; the mouths of the wicked spew malice.” (Proverbs 19.29)
Whatever I might want to think of others I should be careful. It is highly probable that I will also easily find this in my bathroom’s mirror. What I do with one I should do with the other.
With knowledge comes a clear choice. I see the humanness around me and decision time waits on how I respond to the common colors of evil and weakness that paint us all. The fact that others forget how to treat fellow travelers has no direct link on the choice I have in responding to the human beings in the present. Where I spend my time is a choice that I must make and for which I am accountable. Living without God is not an option.
The question that has often haunted me when is the answer I hold most true. God loves you and me. Now, what are we going to do with this knowledge?