I find the older I get, the better I seem to see. I’m not talking about my eyesight…I finally had to get bifocals last year. What I’m talking about is real vision: how I see the world, and what I believe that I understand about it.
I don’t remotely have it all figured out; I still feel like I’m picking my way through life in a dense fog. But each year the fog lifts a little, and I feel like I see a little more clearly. And those things that I can now see better may seem obvious to many, but they’ve been hard-won lessons for me:
• Nothing is more important than my relationship with others, except my relationship with God.
• Most people are good.
• Dogs are love.
• Exercise and brush your teeth religiously.
• Material things mean nothing except for the memories that some of them help us hold onto.
• Grow a garden.
• Eat at home.
• Prayers are answered.
• Miracles happen.
• I’m worthy of love.
What do you now see more clearly?
“Worship is a way of seeing the world in the light of God.” –Abraham Joshua Heschel