Today I was busy with my camera capturing some interesting textures I found lying around my home. I love to get up close to things and capture just a small bit of the whole picture. Don't you think it's that way in life? We tend to only capture just a small bit of the big picture. I was listening to a podcast the other day and they were talking about truth. The speaker said that Truth comes with time. We tend to draw conclusions about things before we know all of the story...and then with time, the rest of the details come to light and then we know the real truth.
The speaker told a story about a man on the train who was with his two kids. The children were quite young and very disruptive. The surrounding passengers were getting increasingly annoyed. Soon the children were running up and down the isle, bumping into people and yelling. Their Father just sat there ingnoring their behavior. The woman sitting behind him had had enough and decided it was time to tell the Father a thing or two about how his children should be conducting themselves...
The woman squeezed out of the isle she was sitting in and walked up next to the man and said "Excuse me sir! Do you not realize what a disruption your children are causing?! Don't you think you should have better control of them? After all...you are in a public place and all of these people seem to be more concerned about your children than you are!"
The man sat up quickly as if he had been in some trance and suddenly realized the situation. He looked at the woman and said " Miss I am so sorry... you see we have spent the last two days at the hospital with my wife. She had been in a terrible car accident and this afternoon... we lost her. I guess I haven't been able to face my children with the news yet. I'm sorry for all the disruption."