England is renown for rain. Given the lush green and moss everywhere, it is clear the country's reputation is well deserved. Even today, I look out on the pleasant sent of drops patting the streetlights and pools from yesterday. As far as I can see, there are puddles gently getting bigger and more encompassing. It is as if they are reaching out in full knowledge that the ease of trapping humans grows with each drop. Is there anywhere to hide? Can we escape?
The world is renown for the evil and destruction we perpetuate. Given the places of war, starvation, blatant and organized murder, it is clear that our reputation is well deserved. I read the papers, check out the news, or scan the web, and come away numbed and horrified at what exists. As clear as the puddles of evil are, I walk out and perpetuate a series of evil that I alone deserve credit for making and nurturing. The scene, outside or in my life, is not pretty. Without casting stones, I do not see any difference between anyone living on earth today. Well, maybe one difference.
There is a critical difference you and I can make for our selves and people we will meet. If you and I recognize the true picture, see all the colors, and turn towards the Home of mercy, acceptance, and unconditional love, the landscape takes on a totally different look.
Looking out the window can be depressing or exuberating. The prospect of getting wet, walking around and possibly through the danger zones can be daunting or a drive towards being totally focused. We must make several important choices.
Will we look at our true self?
Are we on our own or with God?
Do we live in trust or absolute confidence?
Is life service or receiving?
Am I going to choose or let the choice be made.
If the answer is “Yes, God, trust, serving, and decision”, “then you'll acquire a taste for good sense. What I [God] tell you will keep you out of trouble.” (Proverbs 5.2)