A certain pastor was having trouble preparing his sermon on Saturday morning. He was in his study, thinking , reflecting and trying to draft out things. No ideas were coming. He desperately needed to put together the sermon for the following day. His wife had to go to buy groceries and his 5 year old son was playing with himself, making loud playful noise in the sitting room. Irritated, the pastor went to the sitting room to get his son to calm down. “Johnny,” he said, “you are disturbing daddy. I need to prepare a sermon for tomorrow”
Johnny replied, “Daddy, do you know that an airplane’s wings are very, very long?”. He was gleeful and playful. Suddenly, the pastor had an idea. He went to his study, brought back an old magazine, tore out the central page that had the map of the world and ripped it into several pieces. Then he said to Johnny, “You know what? If you put together the pieces of the world map, I will give $3”. He assumed that it would keep Johnny quiet and be busy for a very long time, giving him room to prepare his sermon.
However, in less than 5 minutes Johnny was back in his study. “Daddy , I am through. Come and see it.” His father went with him to the sitting room to see. Indeed, the pieces had been put together.
“How did you do it so fast, Johnny?” the pastor asked.
“Well, daddy, I noticed that there was the picture of a man behind the world map. So I realized that if I can put the man right I can put the world right. So I did. Then I carefully turned it over it over and got the world right too.”
Amazing! Floods of inspiration drained the pastor’s soul. He now had a message: If the man is right, the world will be right!
We keep trying to fix our world when we should be fixing ourselves. Once we are right, our world would be right. Our world is only a reflection of us.