Saturday, January 8, 2011
A Matter of Perspective
I love looking down a white fence with green grass.
Just like I like looking at red hearts on a white background.
When I took this picture I was standing in the pasture next
door. So you can see the green. My side of the fence is brown
because we plow our pasture. It is where I stand sometimes
that changes the perspective.
I have been thinking about something since Christmas, maybe
a bit before that. I have been thinking about respect. If I am driving
my car, and I pull out in front of you and then give you the finger, that
is a blatant show of lack of disrespect not to mention stupid as I might
get run down and shot.
Within our own families wouldn't it be more important
to show respect and kindness in the places we live every day? I talked
to lots of people this holiday season. I don't know why it hit me as I listened
to people pour out the tales of woe because they were going to be spending time
with family members. As I listened, what kept coming at me was the lack
of respect that people showed for each other. Everything from not eating the food
that was being prepared to complaining of the people who were going to be there.
I can't tell you how many times I waited in line listening to the conversations all going
on around me and it had to do with one person disrespecting another.
I don't suppose that I even have a answer to the question I asked. It has been something
I have pondered. God commands us in scripture that men are to love their wives but
women are to respect their husbands.
I know that it is bigger than me to ponder this out but I think as a society as I observed from
the last election over and over, there was a lack of respect all the time. We saw it
on TV as talking heads showed lack of respect to people running for office, a lack of respect
to people speaking and the audience being really disrespectful. I don't know why
I am thinking about it so much, we just started the French Revolution in History last week and
you see how the Aristocracy showed lack of respect and it got their heads chopped off
by Madame Guillotine.
Really, though I thought you should know, I would not pull out in front of anyone
and ever give anyone the finger. I just thought you should know.
Have a wonderful Sunday.