Thursday, January 14, 2010
"Other lives are parables, God is making us spell out our own souls." This quote from Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest" has had me thinking widely. God has used incidences in the lives and words of others in so many imaginative ways, to show me things in myself that I was blind to - like holding up a previously self-blinded mirror to me. I can often almost hear Him saying: "You see, Alison, (funny, He doesn't call me Allie!) this is how it feels to people; can you see now?" Observing how others deal with suffering; with loss; with rejection; with wealth - with life actually, with all its joys and sorrows, is often the springboard to these gentle lessons. For those like minded ones among you, does this quote also speak to you? And if so, what does it say?