Life 103

Sunday, January 28, 2007

the sky is falling

Several years ago, Daniel Gottlieb was hit by semi-truck tire that flew off, over the meridian, and into his windshield. He’s paraplegic now and says that the last thing he saw was a big black thing that came out of the sky. He says he isn’t the exception, that sooner or later a big black thing flying out of the sky hits us all. That’s some of what it means to be human.

A big black thing flew out of the sky and hit a friend of mine this week. She is a beautiful wife and mother of four; the maker of a warm and welcoming home. Now she needs to know how to choose an oncologist and surgeon. She is figuring out what questions to ask and how to advocate for herself in the medical insurance industry that is notoriously self-serving.

She may have been broadsided by a foreign black object but, she insists, none of that changes the fact that God is good. God is very, very good. That's what makes her so beautiful.


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