Aflame at the Margins



A little parable. I was lighting a fire in the stove, watching one spot intently to see if it would catch – and suddenly realized that although that hadn’t caught, it didn’t matter, because everything around it was aflame. That’s like our lives, in a way – concentrating so on this or that difficulty, and not seeing what is being accomplished at the margins while we are focusing elsewhere.



One thought on “Aflame at the Margins

  1. YOu are exactly right!! We were just talking about that very thing in my class. One guy said that he was amazed by the precision and orderliness of how seeds are in a sunflower with the petals so soft all around and how many times have we walked past sunflowers and never let it speak to us of something other than our little problems.


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