If I’m not careful, I see life as a ladder: I’m on one rung, and everybody else is either on a higher rung or a lower rung. If somebody is on a higher rung, I feel less-than. If somebody is on a lower rung, I feel more-than. Either way, I’m stuck on my own solitary rung, which is lonely and tiresome. That’s because life wasn’t meant to be lived on a ladder. Life was meant to be lived in a circle, which changes everything. Instead of judging and comparing and categorizing people, I can relax and enjoy and appreciate them, because circles don’t have any rungs. In a circle, one seat is as good as another. When somebody new arrives, the circle just gets bigger and more interesting.
Father, by Your grace, today I will practice living life as a circle, so that I can relax and enjoy the people around me—the works of Your hands.
“I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.” Psalm 92:4