Three views of the same flower. Funny how we can look at something from a different place and suddenly it can become something else.
Even the fading flower has beauty.
This afternoon I visited with a woman who shared that she is, "Encountering old age, not death. It's all in perspective. I'm not dying. I'm still living."
Years ago one of my English teachers reminded me to write as if I am the one who would be reading the words, or my thoughts, for the first time. A note on a paper said, "Allow yourself to be the audience, hearing the story being told for the first time. Imagine."
I guess I now am transformed into the one who now sits and listens, and tries to journey with each person that I encounter as if I am the one who is making the journey.
John Lennon invited us to, "Imagine."
Jesus invites us to, "Love our neighbors as we love ourselves."
An inward understanding with outward changing realities.
God says, "That's what I imagine, a whole world not only created but also living in my image."
Imagine a world where we no longer found things to distance us, but rather brought us closer together?
Would there be any poverty? Would there be crimes and wars?
"Imagine all the people, living life in peace..."
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2019
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.