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Topic: Lock (03/06/06)
TITLE: TURN THE KNOB
By Paul Potenza
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Sometimes there’s a feeling that you get. It’s a feeling that maybe you don’t belong. It can sneak up on you.
You can be walking along a semi-deserted street at Christmastime, enjoying the bright colors, when suddenly, you pass by this house and hear laughter and music coming from inside and it occurs to you that you’re on the outside looking in.
It can be when your best friend suddenly comes up with a NEW friend.
It can be when your spouse talks incessantly about the new supervisor.
It can be after your parents have died and you wish more than anything that you could talk to them just so you could hear the sweet sound of their voices one more time.
It can be the time at the beach when you were young and thin and you KNEW that you looked good as opposed to how you view yourself now which is horrible and fat and ugly.
You can name the circumstance,
But you’re not allowed in
You look for ways to be allowed. But, inevitably, you’re locked out.
Pretty bleak huh?
Let me give you some words of advice...
Knock on the door at Christmastime. Make friends with the new friend. Go meet the supervisor. Take your favorite pet to the graveyard. Look at yourself as the vibrant, alive person that you ARE.
And remember the words of the One who knew what it was like to be locked out but who always managed to get in:
"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
The door is not locked...
You just have to turn the knob.
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