Are we in a cosmic game of chicken, waiting to see who will blink first?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

We can blow our minds trying to grasp the intricacies of that one. But at the end of the day, does it really matter?chicken and egg

I mean, we have chickens, and we have eggs. To me, that’s just a win-win.

Okay, let’s dig a little deeper.

Which came first, the administration or the congress in creating a quagmire?

We can blow our minds in listening to the passionate arguments about just whose fault it is.

So far, though, I’m only seeing a lose-lose.

Let’s think some more.

Which came first, the gun or the mentally-ill person wielding it?

Which came first, the prostitute or the man willing to pay her?

Which came first, perceived prejudice or perceived discrimination?

Which came first, the extremely poor or the extremely rich?

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Which came first, religious crusades or religious persecution?

We can blow our minds trying to grasp the intricacies of these. But at the end of the day, does it really matter?

No, really think about it.

Whatever the answer, isn’t it still just a lose-lose?

It’s kind of like being in a cosmic game of chicken, where no one will blink first.

And so we continue to have head on collisions.

In the end it really doesn’t matter who was wronged the most or who was justified in their actions.?????????????????????????????

We’re all dead.

I guess we can continue to spend our time arguing over who is right and who is to blame in all these situations.

So, how’s that been working for us?

Or, we can spend our time just trying to do something to make things better.

But for that to happen, someone is going to have to blink.

If you think about it, blinking is generally a pretty good thing.

Blinking keeps our eyes from drying out, it protects us from getting a splinter or dust speck in our eye, and perhaps most importantly it helps us to refocus when the image in front of us has become blurry.

It is often when we slow down and blink and shake our head a bit and then take a breath that we regain the perspective we may have momentarily lost.

glassesOr, like in my case, even had our eyes tested and been fitted for a new eyeglass prescription.

As we grow older, most of us need help in being able to keep our eyes clearly focused on the chart at the other end of the room.

Otherwise, we aren’t able to see the approaching car because we are so myopically focused on our own speedometer.

Until it’s too late.

How high are we going to let the casualty count go before we swallow our pride a bit?

It all begins with us – individually.

Let’s ask ourselves:

SaviorWhich comes first, justice or mercy?

Which comes first, forgiveness or love?

No, really think about it.

And don’t forget to blink.

 

 

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