Rev. Jimmie Scott
One of my fondest memories from childhood is of spending a few days with my paternal grandfather on his small Kentucky farm. The freedom of wandering around in the “hollows” and woods was exhilarating, and informative.
Some days I would spend an entire morning sitting under an old hickory tree fantasizing about who and what I could be in the future, sometimes wishing I had the power to see around the corner of my existence and know what was in store for my life.
Today, I understand the power of those imaginative journeys. They have given me an amazing sense of adventure, while at the same time gently informing me that there is never a clear definitive pathway in life. Maybe that’s the beauty of it!
For when there is no clear pathway, we get the opportunity to sharpen our survival skills. We get to know and be comfortable with who we are. We get to change what we don’t like about ourselves in most instances. If there are things that can’t be changed, then we get an opportunity to come to grips with it.
The Master would say in such occasions,
“Agree with thine adversary quickly.”