Have I told you how much I love the TV show Arrow?
I don’t watch a lot of TV at all, but I was very much taken with the plot and characters in this story. I particularly like the development of the lead character Oliver Queen from a young playboy relying on his parents’ big fortune to a vigilante committed to seeing the best for his city.
As the title suggests Queen manages to do that with arrows aimed at the right target at the right time.
Every day we fire arrows.
Usually these are words. Then they become actions and most excellently in the family context, our own children are related to being like arrows in our we nurture them and how they are released from us.
The challenge about the quiver full of arrows we have at any given time, is are these arrows aimed accurately? Arrows that miss the mark can actually cause more damage and are a waste when each arrow is so important. Life gives us plenty of opportunities to improve our marksmanship. Today’s wasted word can be tomorrow’s word on target. Yesterday’s act that missed the mark can be today’s act that hits the bullseye. All if we learn from the mistakes and keep focused on the target taking into consideration the variables that affect the task.
We won’t always get it right, but as long as we commit to keeping our aim true and depend on the example of the Master Archer, more often than not we will hit the target utilising the arrows of life with which we’ve been blessed.
That way we won’t fail this city.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden