We live in a time when logical thinking and intuition has gone on holiday. Newspapers not only give transcripts of political speeches but alongside them are fact checks if the candidates were telling the truth, a shady truth, a half- truth and or outright fibbing.
God gave us brains so why not use them? This was brought home to me by my granddaughter, Kate.
She wanted to boat about one fourth of a mile on the lake to visit friends. Her parents said the time she was to be home. Off she went. She visited and evening came. Going down to the pier to return home, she discovered horizons and landscapes were obliterated into an inky darkness – no moon and no stars.
Facing this situation, she used memory, brain and intuition. She knew the general direction home was so she started out – cautiously. She slowed the motor down to trolling speed and with powerful flashlight spotted familiar trees, rocks and reefs. Kate used her head to get home safe.
We can recall times when we began unpacking an issue we are thinking through. This may be a faith issue, an ethical issue or a personal decision we are making. We pick our way along with it. We reflect. We pray.
I am not saying all issues in our lives are clearly solved this way. But they help so don’t let your head stagnate. Use it. Honor it. Trust your judgement despite what others say is the truth.
We know where we are going but sometimes not sure how to get there. We nibble away at experience, and memory. We do the best we can. We trust ourselves as did my granddaughter, Kate.
“An intelligent mind acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” Proverbs 18:15
John 12: 27-36a
John 12:36b- 43