In a recent Awakin Weekly author Victor Frankl, made this observation. “the question can no longer be-What can I expect from life? but can only be ” What does life expect from me?”
Living is in essence all about being questioned…while our whole goal is responding to-of being responsible toward- life. It is in the moment of the question where the uniqueness of each individual becomes apparent-no two questions are alike.
Today we are living in a world where there seems to be less simple direct answers than ever before as issues of morality take center stage. We watch bigotry expanding, along with racism, religion, and “blame games ” on anyone some group marks as a target.
Though the term “response ” is usually thought of being more general in nature than ” answer” referring to a solution… Ben used the term over and over that he didn’t understand what the doctors wanted from him -with all their reports-he just wanted to know how to respond and when he couldn’t it made him despondent.
Don’t we all feel that way when life asks us a question that we can’t respond back to …our own individual life questions and sometimes in frustration wonder where God is? I, a teacher, should know this response!
So until tomorrow ” Be still and know that I am God.”
Today is my favorite day! Winnie the Pooh
PS I passed and found the right response because when I finished typing and looked out the window-there was my answer! God in my first moonflower!