Wednesday, October 24, 2007


For so many centuries people have tried to make sense of the seeming chaos of the changing world around them. And they have shaped their views by the way the world has shaped them. As a result today we have a world full of many different interpretations.
Yet only in the modern world do we have the interaction necessary to see so many varied points of view. And to many of us, secure in the notion that we have those definitive answers, this may come as a rude awakening.
This "brave new world" of interaction allows us to see a wider point of view: to perhaps see the whole picture. We are only now able to look through the eyes of so many others. And from their perspectives perhaps we get a bit closer to the whole truth.
We live our lives confident that our answers are correct -- confident that we understand the way the universe works. Yet, when tragedy strikes we discover just how fragile that way of thinking can be.
Our faith carries us through the storms of life. But it can also be a hindrance if it is misplaced or if we have faith based on our own short-sightedness. True, it is arguably impossible to see the ''whole picture." Yet can we see through the eyes of others to understand our world better? Can we use the perception of strangers to see much further than our own small neighborhood?

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