Where can we look for direction?

How we relate to others is primarily determined by how we relate to God.

SUDDEN severe gusts across the lake pushed the sailboats in every direction. The sailors floundered a bit but finally maneuvered their boats into position at the starting line and the race began.

Later I asked the winner what his secret was in controlling his boat. He explained the importance of being very sensitive to the wind—where it is coming from and how fast it is blowing. He said that patience and constant attentiveness to the wind tell the sailor the exact moment to release or pull in the sail in order to maintain the best course and boat speed.

About this time I'd been upset over a situation that involved several people. An individual was pitting one person against another in a devious and unkind manner. The tension was making me unhappy and nervous, and I needed to know the right way to think. I needed direction.

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Second Thought
July 29, 1991

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