There are, along the way, places set aside … not destinations in and of themselves, but places for pulling over; taking a respite from the pace of the journey; and reflecting, in the momentary interlude, on the majesty, grandeur, and all-encompassing scope of where we have been, are now, and are going. These oases are dubbed “Scenic Overlook” by the signposts announcing their proximity and availability. While taking advantage of them the traveler is afforded the opportunity to survey his place in the scheme of his world as it is at that moment.
I have frequently found myself to be a “Scenic Overlook” in the Life Journey of many whose paths have been directed my way. I am not 'planned' on their itinerary nor am I considered as one of those places of note when they recount their travels to others. But I, when visited, have opportunity to present new perspectives on their pilgrimage. I am privileged to provide some new appreciation for their past; make available a fresh awareness of their present; and project hitherto unimagined possibilities for their futures. This is my ministry … my calling … my joy. I offer whatever I might, as my gift to the world that I am allowed to have some influence upon.
This motivates all of my intentions in thought, behavior, and action. Including what You, Dear Reader, are reading right now. I do hope that you have enjoyed this brief respite from this day's travels. For, you see, I have also chosen to love You.
IMAGES (Chesil Beach, near Abbotsbury, Dorsett): Through the gracious courtesy of: Ian Britton, FreeFoto.com
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