I am one of the people who love the why of things.
twenty two years ago, I came bounding into a world of love and laughter. I was the first child, the first grandchild, and the primary focus of my entire extended family. I grew up with opportunities for intellectual and spiritual growth, secure in the knowledge that I was loved, free from fear, and confident that my world was close to perfect. And I was the center of a world that had meaning only in terms of its effect on me– what I could see from a height of three feet and what I could comprehend with the intellect and emotions of a human. This state of innocence persisted through my early teens, but changed dramatically in the spring of my sophomore year of college.
With this compassion and experience comes an even greater responsibility.
Luke 12:48 tell us “To whom much is given, of him will much be required.” As I move forward in my life, it is my hope that I can begin to see other people from two vantage points: theirs and mine
By doing this, I will begin to understand that with my every position or emotion there may be someone else standing at an equally valid, yet possibly opposite point. And that life, for them, has a different hue.