5 Months in the Mirror

My friend Larry and I had breakfast yesterday. Without question, that conversation always includes sports and politics. But since being able to meet again after COVID lockdown, the conversation is more about what we’re observing and experiencing through these unusual times.

One thing we both agreed on: who people are is being exposed. 

  • If they are go-getters, they are still getting it. They may have to do it differently, but they are still going, still getting.
  • If they are glass-half-emptyites, they are having a hard time even picking up the cup.
  • If they are people people, they are figuring out how to stay engaged and connected.
  • If they are get-by-with-as-little-work-as-possible apostles, they may never vote to come back to an environment built on responsibility.

A reference was made that we’ve all been forced to look in the mirror. Some are fine with what they saw because they were already, for the most part, used to looking in the mirror and making adjustments. Others, well, they were taken back by what they saw. So they had a choice to make-which is the reality we all have when we look in the mirror. And good on us when we choose to do something, make adjustments, with the stuff we observe that needs improvement.

Larry stopped shocking me years ago; however, when he started a sentence with,”My favorite Michael Jackson song,” I thought he might be showing his first symptom of a new virus strand. When I let him continue, he made a good connection. 


So after five months of looking in the mirror, what are you doing with what you see? What conversations are you and God having about what you are both seeing?

6 thoughts on “5 Months in the Mirror

  1. Wow! It was a great breakfast. So much truth in what you posted I appreciate your friendship and encouragement. It’s good to hold each other accountable and challenge to live out the life God calls us to live.
    Thank you.

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  2. Good thoughts, John. You are blessed to have an accountability partner. Always wanted someone like that. But this morning, before devotions, I listed to “My Savior First of All.” A great arrangement, so much slower that we used to sing it, but more meaningful. Thank you for your work. I understand you’re starting a new chapter in life. God bless and use you.

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