Everybody knows the old bit about optimists and pessimists—how a pessimist says the glass is half empty and an optimist says the same glass is half full.
It’s a familiar platitude. But did you ever stop to think about how terribly important the issue here is? It really matters how you understand that glass.
What if someone asks you to share whatever is in it? What if you wondered whether you were blessed or needy, rich or poor? What about choosing to live gratefully and generously, or resentfully and selfishly?
One perspective (the glass is half empty) easily inspires one way of living; just as the other perspective (it’s half full) inspires a radically different way.
Yet they are both based on the same objective facts: the same glass, the same stuff. It matters how we see things. The parables Jesus uses have at their heart this notion of perspective, of how you see things.
Thanks to James Liggett for sharing and thanks to Sigrid Abalos for the picture.
What parable of Jesus do YOU keep going back to in order to find the right perspective in YOUR life?
THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN SATISFY THE HUMAN HEART IS THE ONE WHO MADE IT!!