Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mining Lessons -- From Life

Seems to me that one of the great equalizers in the quest for wisdom is that there are lessons all around available to anyone.
Take the Chilean miners for instance:
Why did that situation resonate so strongly with the whole world? 
I wonder...

If a lot of us right now feel a little trapped and loosing hope in a dark place we can't get out of on our own?

If we feel like we are in need of, as President Obama said, "People of good will"?

If we are encouraged that those people of good will can be trusted to show up when we need them -- if we allow them?

If we know we have to pull together to survive not only the dark places but also when we emerge into the light?

If we all need a little Elvis joy.

If we see our desperate need for a personal relationship with God when the lights go out.

If your girlfriend and your wife show up at the same place at the same time the foundation you laid during your daily life will be revealed  and you will be the punchline in many a late night monologue.

If you fight to be at the back of the line you will end up  on the front pages -- in a good way.

When it is all said and done the most we can 'say'  is to fall on our knees and thank God.

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