Accepting more

It wasn't for lack of desire, just lack of room. My friend's van was stuffed with furniture and other large items. She couldn't carry another box. She was thankful that others could make space available in their cars, and the household move went smoothly.

The challenge was similar outside an airline terminal. It wasn't that the taxi driver didn't want to take another one of the half-dozen people hoping to catch a ride, myself included. He just didn't have any room.

It often seems that the human mind gets filled, too. The student, looking ahead at the number of pages yet to be studied, wonders how he'll remember all that he needs to for an upcoming exam. The new employee tries to learn quickly all the tasks, deadlines, and names of co-workers in the new job. Before long it seems as if there's no room for another piece of information. We're full!

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Can God's child fall? Never!
January 17, 1994

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