Been thinking alot about perspective lately. As a result, I've been looking at alot of photographs lately.
I LOVE the crop function!
I can take pounds off a person just by using that little dotted line to reframe the shot. Then moving the mouse to Image/Crop . . . voila! Magic happens at the touch of a button.
I can also force someone to focus. "Forget the grass in the foreground. Ignore all that trash behind the flower. LOOK!! See it, and only it."
But visual doesn't translate into verbal does it? No matter how hard I try, I can't take away your pain. I can't make you see what you cannot see.
I can't fix anyone but me.
Taking on that perspective changes everything. I can move you toward new thinking with questions but I can't make you think a certain way. I can suggest possibilities but I can't make you accept a new path. I can offer options but the choice in the end is yours.
So my definitions are evolving. Evangelism has nothing to do with the end result and everything to do with storytelling. Church has nothing to do with membership and everything to do with community. Friendship has nothing to do with forever and everything to do with now.
At least, that's way I'd crop it.