Lucy & The Great Unknown
Yes. I took this picture while driving. And I know. It’s a bit scary to think about irresponsible red headed people driving about in the fog, snapping pictures with their cell phones, not really concentrating on where they’re going or keeping to the task at hand, endangering others with my, er, their foolishness.
But isn’t that the way a lot of us go through life? So busy trying to capture a moment in time so you can remember it forever, while not really living that moment. You rest behind a lens, removed from the moment, separated from the reality of the experience, isolated and alone, a spectator of your own existence.
You need, you want, you are begging for an answer for the question of this screwed up world – but you don’t really want to hear it. Why? Because you’re scared of the answer. What if? What if? What if?
But don’t you know, it’s understanding that brings you the peace you are seeking.
No, it’s not an understanding that tells you why. It’s an understanding that gives you strength. Strength to endure and survive. Strength to bring light into the darkness that surrounds us all. A strength that can help to engender a global forgiveness, a universal hope. It’s the strength to believe and to truly live that belief every day in every way you can. It’s the strength to pick yourself up and carry on with the burden of you faith and love whenever you fall down under the weight of it.
It’s grace unfolded and presented as a gift that you can share. It’s peace and hope and love and faith in yourself and your God. It’s an understanding of your role in bringing others to this same peaceful understanding. It’s an understanding of your helplessness without the Spirit that resides within you. It’s about trusting in the Father of All and leaning on the Savior of the World.
“I am weak but he is strong,” as the song tells us, “Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes. Jesus loves me.”
What about Lucy?
I met her, again, last night. It’s a story that I can’t tell yet, but I will one day.
Lucy has a lot of fog on the road in front of her. It will be all right, Lucy. Just keep traveling down that Peaceful Road, ahead of you are Wonders to Behold.
“Treat all things as if they were loaned to you without any ownership — whether body or soul, sense or strength, external goods or honors, house or hall . . . everything.” -Meister Eckhart (l3th Century)