Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett
There is no shortage of “answers” these days. Everyone is willing to assume theroleof “expert” with the exact definitive solution to the various pandemics which inflict us all these days: racial discrimination, gender discounting, political diatribes, faith discounts, economic disparities, health deprivations, education distancing!!
Often the energy in dealing with all the “dis-es”(diseases/dis-ease) is focused on the symptoms, rather than the underlying causes. So much easier, of course, to blame than to re-name.
In this season of reflection and renewal, we all can be challenged by the words of Poet Laureate, Dr. Maya Angelou: –“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad today seems, life goes on, and it will be better tomorrow.”
- “I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”
- “I’ve learned that regardless of your relationships with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone.”
- “I’ve learned that making a living is not the same as making a life.”
- “I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.”
- “I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t need to be one.”
- “I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly patontheback.” (becreativeinCOVID-19times)
- “I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.”
- “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, and forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
In the words of Eric Wogen, Dr. Angelou’ words of wisdom offer these valuable lessons on living for all of us to consider: –look forward to each new day;
- don’t get carried away with yourself;
- appreciate life’s blessings;
- be there for others. So may it be for each of us.