It can come across as rather presumptuous to think you know how the story goes. After all, what makes you think you know. Who are you anyway? What do you know?
So at best it’s good to just let the story tell the story and not get involved in things you know nothing about.
That’s one approach.
But consider what’s happening in the story – the mess ain’t getting any tidier for all the pleasant sentiments, for all the outrage, for all the campaigns, for all the innovations. The mess might be glorified better, it might come across as more sophisticated, it might be justified as a part of the way things are or the way things must be. All of that, however, does nothing to deal with the mess.
Some might give the impression that the mess is all there is and we just have to get accustomed to it. Make the best of the messy situation.
Ahhhh but in as much as that works for some, it is not how the story goes. Someone lived in a way that showed there’s a better story to be told.
So the mess in me, the mess in my community, the mess in the church, the mess that is the world – it does not have to be that way.
That’s not how the story goes.
There’s a better story to tell – want to hear it? Want to write the next chapter in it? I got this idea for a project and what happens is …
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden