Saturday, September 10, 2011
I get a similar feeling of anonimity washing over me sometimes when I'm browsing the web or listening to the news as I feel as though the world is passing me by. I feel the urge to do something, to leave my mark and not be just another face in the crowd.
I recently heard an interesting perspective on the matter that has helped me make sense of it all. It was said that "in some ways, our lives are circles- circles in which we move and live and act. Some of us live longer and so we make wider circles than others. Some people are great noble and famous- George Washington, Columbus, the apostle Paul. Their circles spread wide and touch many people. But for every one of those big circles, there are a thousand unknown and unamed people who's circles seem very small and insignificant by comparison. And yet to God they are not insignificant. To God, it is not how large our circle becomes or how well known we are to the world. All that matters is how we- you, me, each of us- fill that circle. Are we like our Savior and Redeemer? Are we following the example of the Master? Or do we care only about ourselves? When we live for and think only of ourselves, our circles disappear and we become nothing."
Like a bucket of cold water pouring over me, I realize that my circle, though very small, has more in it now than it would in any life plan I could have schemed for myself. And that is very humbling.
Posted by Rita