The Tories seem to have little public memory for their most recent leadership. It is as if months, no years have passed and history is at best a distant memory. The transition was full of consternation, most of it played out publicly in the press. Once the leadership rebellion had successfully achieved a change nobody was sure what to do! They needed someone like Joel to explain their position.
“Children of Zion, celebrate! Be glad in your God. He's giving you a teacher to train you how to live right—Teaching, like rain out of heaven, showers of words to refresh and nourish your soul, just as he used to do.” (Joel 2.23)
In a micro-sense I go through a similar process at the beginning and end of each day. The reflection begins shortly after the setting of the sun. Something about this natural event automatically triggers a review of what went right and wrong during the hours of light. In fairly short order I realize that yesterday could have been better. The question always remain so what do I want to do now and in the moments to come? Often this debate ranges on for more time than I would care to admit, in the conscious and subconscious. The process spills over into my dreams, my body language as I sleep, and even to my sense of peace.
I awake with questions. What will today be like? Is this moment the leading indicator? Do I know “how” I am in this moment? It would be easy to suggest that I should know the latter question automatically however the haze of not being fully awake makes this a challenging proposition! The day is new. What do I really believe? Opportunities are bubbling. What will I do? The relationship slate for this moment has yet to be written. Can I grab the moment?
You have as many opportunities as I do. Divinity has reached out to you and me in ways we have yet to see or explore. The answer is celebrate, be glad in you God.