In a society where we consume-and-throw-away and vote people off the island in reality shows, at work, and maybe even with family and friends, it is easy to forget that each of us has Sacred Worth and Value.
Questions that I ask myself:
- When do I consider another person as The Problem?
- Why do I think I need to Solve the Problem?
- What would happen if I discovered The Mystery of Who You Are?
|Question: what exists below your waterline?|
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If we apply this understanding to our own lives, think about how much we do not know about one another. There is so much waiting to be discovered!
|Question: can I see the wonders of the world with open eyes?|
When we open our minds to wonderment and discovery, we begin to see rays of hope breaking through stormy clouds of doubts and limited perceptions.
Since childhood, I have been caught up with one specific Bible verse: "Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." (Matthew 7: 7). In my young mind, it seemed that there was a hidden puzzle, an acronym, to be found: Ask, Seek, Knock = ASK!
The key to understanding another person is our willingness to ask questions, to seek understanding, and to open our minds and hearts to discovery. Through dialogue we can explore the mystery of the other person, to go below the surface of what we see and imagine.
|Question: how might I see beauty while I wait for discovery?|
I wonder, instead of voting people out of our lives, maybe we could send out invitations to sit beside us, filling the empty seats. And, as we wait for the door of discovery to open, maybe we can sit together and revel in the Beauty Visible and the Mystery Waiting to be uncovered.
May this week help us to move beyond "problems to be solved" and to anticipate the deeper mysteries that will be revealed!
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