life takes the long road
through majestic terrain
gleaming and foreboding
daylight falls quickly
of narrow vision
ablaze with dying day
This photo, taken in Scotland, is breathtaking. As breathtaking as a single life that burns out boldly before fading into darkness.
It reminds me that what’s happening in and behind the “news” is often not good news, and easily becomes a distraction from the larger picture. The long view doesn’t promise me an eternity. It does, however, invite me to keep my perspective clear.
One of my readers left a wonderful comment in response to yesterday’s post. In it she shared a comment from a friend of hers in India. Here it is–a way of putting things into proper perspective:
WORLD: How could you stay in the Church after all the scandal?
ME: You don’t leave Jesus because of Judas.
Here’s to a thoughtful Tuesday.
© Elouise Renich Fraser, 25 September 2018
Photo found at pixabay.com