I recently noticed some signs and thought about different interpretations for the same signs. For example two signs one on top of the other read: “Caution Children” meaning there are children in the area, drive cautiously. The one below it said, “Dead End”, meaning there is no outlet to this road. Deleting the word children, the signs together could read, “Caution, dead-end” which means the situation you are about to become involved isn’t going to go anywhere, isn’t going to be life-giving, reconsider your decision.
In Luke’s gospel (9:18-24) from the Christian scriptures, Jesus invites his disciples to know who they are and what they are about in finding the life-giving road. Jesus encourages them to be clear who he is for them and what it means to stand with him. In many ways Jesus warns the disciples against making decisions that result in “dead ends” that are not life-giving. He prompts them to be sure the people they put their trust are worthy so situations will not result in a dead-end.
Are there signs in our lives that caution a situation is a dead-end and warrants other routes? Sometimes knowing what to do and how to speak the truth in love is not always clear. We open our hearts to the Divine living and moving in our lives to know how to proceed to an open road rather than reaching a dead-end.
What are the signs you embrace in your life?
Blessings and peace