Thursday, 2 February 2012

Walking a step or two

Minister's walk - Prosen to Clova, Angus

Snow covered hills in Angus catch my eye as I drive to and from work. From a distance you notice their beauty. From afar all is pure and white. If the sun is shining you get the impression that the snow is glistening in the sunlight. But, if you were there, in amongst it all you may have a different impression. There may be challenges to be meet. The cold biting in for one. Or perhaps there would be slippery conditions underfoot. In extreme parts the deep snow may make travelling onwards virtually impossible. A reminder that when we look at another person's life we may not always get the right impression. It can be easy to make snap judgements - for better or worse. But, really, unless we are truly walking in their shoes, we have no idea what their journey is all about. What we can do is take the time to get to know them better and perhaps walk a step or two along the way with them.

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