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Sunday, November 3, 2013
"The Dot Theory"
One of the Men in my Men's fellowship told me about this theory he has called the "Dot Theory."
Over the last year this men's group has grown and gotten really close. The guys are at the point where they can share their struggles. Mike Bruewer shared his theory with us last week.
Mike said in his office at work he has a large white circle on his wall. Inside that circle he has a tiny red dot. He explains that whatever is going on in our lives right now. Whatever struggles, difficulties, or suffering we are going through is "The Dot".
It all seems to be so huge and overwhelming but when you take a step back the dot seems pretty small. There's a whole lot of white space. The white space is the rest of our lives. The white space is all of the other joy and goodness in our lives. The white space is a representation of not only this life, but life eternal. The dot is tiny when you look at the white surrounding it.
We hear this from the book of Psalms: "Before the LORD the whole universe is as a grain from a balance or a drop of morning dew come down upon the earth."
Often times we think our crisis' are so big, our problems are insurmountable, our difficulties are to much to handle. But they are a dot, a grain of sand from a balance or morning dew come down upon the earth.
In the Gospel we hear about Zacchaeus who is "short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus."
When he climbed that tree his perspective changed and so did his stature.
Jesus comes to seek what was lost. He is aware of all of our sufferings. But the truth is they are just dots compared to everything else in our lives and in the scope of eternity.
In all of the Sacraments we encounter Jesus and he says "Today I must come and stay at your house... for today salvation has come to this house."
If you are struggling with anything right now in your life. Remember the "Dot Theory". It's a tiny little dot in the scope of eternity.