SOUL ISSUES: Which
Lane to Drive Through
By Reverend Liz
As I once was
leaving the airport and driving toward the toll booth to exit, I noticed that I could choose between two lanes.
One an automatic-payment lane and one manned by an attendant. I took the one manned by a person. Why? Because I
believe that any opportunity to make contact with another human being is a blessing.
It seems that
the more we fill our hunger for gadgets and labor and time saving devices, the deeper our hunger for human
connection grows. We are well fed materially but undernourished spiritually. Many people are depressed because
they miss their sense of person-to-person contact and do not know how to find it.
can do to personalize your life and work will yield rewards to you and those you touch. When I recently phoned a
computer company to order a part, I was placed on hold. Meanwhile a message announced: “Please take a deep
breath and relax. We’ll be with you as soon as possible.”
to take a deep breath came as a pleasant surprise to me, and I followed the advice. I recognized that whoever
ran that company valued humanity, and wanted to pass ease along to their customers. This inspired me to make my
purchase from this company and remember it the next time I needed a part.
offers a series of choices. The next time you must decide between a machine and a person, please remember how
important it is to you and another person to connect on a soul level.
“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the
face of a beloved person, you know that as a person you can have no other vocation than to awaken that light on
the faces surrounding you.” Author unknown.
Affirmation: “I seek connection, give it, receive it,
and celebrate it.”