We human beings have a perception problem.
We often think we have the correct perspective on an issue when in fact, we are way off.
Thomas Wheeler, one time CEO of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company tells this story. He and his wife were driving when he noticed that the car was low on gas. Wheeler got off the freeway and found a rundown gas station.
He asked the attendant to fill the tank then he went for a walk around the station to stretch his legs. As he was returning, he noticed that the attendant and his wife were engaged in animated conversation.
The conversation stopped as he paid the attendant.
As he was getting into the car, he saw the attendant wave and heard him say “It was great talking to you.”
Wheeler asked his wife if she knew the man. She admitted that she did. They had gone to high school together and had dated.
“Boy, were you lucky that I came along,” bragged Wheeler. “If you had married him, you’d be the wife of a gas station attendant instead of the wife of a Chief Executive Officer.”
“My dear,” his wife said, “If I had married him, he’d be the Chief Executive Officer and you’d be the gas station attendant.”
We often think we have the proper perspective on an issue when in fact we are way off.
Jesus understood that humans often get it wrong especially when it comes to things spiritual. To make things even clearer for us he gave us parables.
For instance Jesus said the Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed.
Have you ever seen a mustard seed? It is so tiny that you could hold thousands of them in the palm of your hand. Yet it grows into a huge bush.
What is Jesus saying?
I think he is trying to tell us that God is at work even though our human eyes often fail to see what is happening. Maybe he is saying that we need to slow down and appreciate the small stuff.
We put so much stock in the grand things but often it is just a genuine expression of love or concern, or taking enough time to listen, really listen to one another that makes all the difference in the world.
1 John 4:12 “No one has ever seen God. But if we love one another, God lives in us. His love is made complete in us”.
We human beings have a perception problem.
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