The Problem With Vowels: A Modern Fable On Morality

LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely, I have a delightful inheritance. (Psalms 16:5–6, NIV 1984).

My Musings – “No matter how hard you push the envelope it’s still going to be stationery.” (Unknown).

Once upon a time, we were satisfied with leaving the envelope on the desk. We knew where the boundaries were and were happy to stay (or at least try to stay) within them, where our “lot” was secure. Close to the middle, was a “pleasant” enough place for us. In fact, “delightful.

As time passed, we grew dissatisfied with a “stationary” lifestyle of remaining safely within the boundaries. We felt constrained, as if our “portion” was not enough, our “cup” was nowhere “full” enough. We began to push up against the boundaries, living life on the edge. Eventually we pushed the envelope more and more, seeing how far we could push it before it fell off the desk. That became our new boundary, right up to the point of falling off.

Now, we are not even satisfied with that. What we really want, is a much bigger desk. More room to push before we reached the “forbidden” edge. Or better yet, a desk that is not stationary. One that moves relative to the direction that we push the envelope, so it will never reach the edge. Happy and content that we stay within the boundary.

My Advice – Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked. Whenever you push the envelope (or move the desk), you cannot be stationary. Adam, where’s your envelope?

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