I have always viewed life as a story. However, I have never viewed it more seriously than I have recently. I am not just viewing my story more seriously, but I am also viewing others’ stories more seriously. Everyone has a story. I believe that in the craziness of life, most individuals never take time to connect with another individual’s story.
In a given day, one can walk in the downtown streets filled with people, and never actually have a conversation with anyone. Why? Because everyone is wrapped up in his or her own life.
Phone in hand. Head looking toward the ground. Not daring to make eye contact with anyone.
This is the life of most people every day.
I believe God has called us to more. I believe we have been called to connect with others on a more personal level than “How are you?”.
You may never know what someone is going through, and just taking a few moments to talk with someone could be significant.
So I write this as a short reminder to remember that we are called to more. People have stories, and it is important to never get so caught up in your own story that you end up missing the ultimate story.