Looking on the Right Side

You’ve seen embroidery. Perhaps some of you have embroidered. My wife once embroidered a lovely rose pattern onto a tablecloth. When you look at embroidery or similar needlework from the back it may not look like much. The shapes and forms are merely vague suggestions of the design on the front side of the cloth. Once you move to the other side of the cloth, though, you can really see the intended design—all of the pictures fall into place, every detail clear to the observer.

Life is like that. We see forms and shapes, but something is just not quite right. We move through time with the impression that we’re not really getting the full picture—that what we’re experiencing is a shadow of a timeless reality that is just beyond our perception. But that’s because we’re looking at life from the wrong side. Once we get to the other side we’ll see the pattern exactly as it was intended to be.

That’s something to think about.

Published by Rob

I teach, therefore I am.

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