I remember several truth statements from my favorite Uncle. One was a simple observation about odds. No matter how unlikely the odds are, a million to one, even a billion to one, when the event has occurred, the odds change to one to one. The event, idea, or concept is now a fact.
I have been reminded of this recently in the competition that often occurs between different ideas. One can take a conservative route, relying on the status quo to be the final answer. Alternatively, one can always be open to More – letting truth have space to emerge in ways you never imagined. The latter is a challenge. An idea can be tested, but not in a way that gives you confidence. An idea can be radical, often classified that way because it seems foreign. For many reasons, rationale and otherwise, it is hard to embrace what others hold to be true.
Even as I reflect on the conversations, I find myself examining myself in the mirror. As open as I am in some areas, I am closed in others. It is easy to suggest that I have got it right but then there is the darkness of the night. In the silence, I see. I often try to turn away but I cannot.
Even as I look at myself, I find my vision seeing an inner truth that is the hardest to accept. In the reality that is my life, God has come looking for a place to call home. Divinity is willing to live in us as we are. We may never be the same if we say yes, however the starting point is this moment. As and where we find ourselves, that is where Divinity wants to call home.
As I battle with this thought, I find David’s observation unsettling. “God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee. The decisions of God are accurate down to the nth degree.” (Psalm 19.9)
Today’s dawn finds me accepting God’s tested truths – including where s/he chooses to be. It is a beginning with possibilities.