You can Lead Me to Water…

…but I can’t guarantee I’ll be smart or committed enough to take advantage of it. I may represent the truly average human in that, though it’s hardly cause for admiration or celebration. We’re just good at being too blind, stubborn, ignorant, lazy and foolish to make proper use of whatever riches are set in our way. It’s silly enough that I can sit at the brink of a well pouring out pure, cold, sweet water and die of thirst, but that I would fail to fill a cup for any of the other thirsty people waiting for my smallest effort becomes a much more significant omission. I should be better. I could be better.graphite drawingAnd I want to be better. The first step, surely, has got to be simply paying attention. Am I so accustomed to privilege that I have acquired wealth-blindness, forgetting how rich I am, or worse yet, have succumbed to that ugly disease, Entitlement? I must teach myself to renew my awe and wonder at what is good and great in my life. Then I must remember to make wise, generous, jubilant and extravagant use of it all. A whole new year lies ahead, a whole new series of opportunities for improvement. See you at the brink.

8 thoughts on “You can Lead Me to Water…

  1. Kathryn, you may have just helped me to stop falling, with this inspirational post. I can make the brink a positive one rather than allow myself to fall, which is often the case come January; the realisation that Christmas actually didnt fix my MS. Only I can do any fixing in order that I may keep on healing emotionally, if not physically. Thank you for these beautiful and wise words; the idea of “entitlement” is a big one for me.

    Your illustration is exquisite; I have observed its wonderful detail.

    Love
    Christine
    xxx

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