Good Evening, God!
My wonderful husband, Kit, loves music. . . this month we saw the Broadway show, Hello Dolly, the opera Romeo and Juliet, and a symphony. But, music surrounds us most of the time. Actually, not just music but news, too. I think he has a radio going in at least two or three rooms. Sound is his thing!
While my delight comes from COLORS . . . so this evening’s sunset makes my heart sing. The dark of the palms silhouetted agains the yellow and orange of the sunset . . . ah . . .
All of this underscores how diverse we are. Just recently I tripped over the Extrovert/Introvert Divide. I was urging friends to bring their siblings to a party — saying that I would love to meet them. After a pause . . . our friends allowed as how their siblings didn’t really want to meet us. I’m hoping that it wasn’t so much US as a group of folks they don’t know. And, I like to think I understand. But, I am an extrovert and my understanding is cognitive — not visceral!
Understanding one another viscerally is a challenge. And I confess, God, that mostly I go through life thinking most folks are just like me. I don’t focus on hearing people down to their core. Hearing their innermost being.
Hmm. You know us that way, don’t You. You know us far better than we know ourselves. And You love us. I’m wondering, God, if You helped us know one another in a deeper more visceral way — how would that feel? I suspect it would turn our worlds right side up.