Coordinate: (v) to place or arrange in proper order or position.
“Where am I?”
I find that many people spend too much time trying to figure out, “Who am I?”
There is some childish notion that we can be separate from the rest of humankind without any regard for the flow of the times, and be able to maintain our autonomy without finding ourselves lonely and out of step.
It is not 1955. We do not have television shows where men and women who are married have to sleep in separate beds. We are allowed to say the word “pregnant.” Chauvinism is no longer an acceptable behavior, or even one that can be winked at as just part of “human tribe banter.”
It is not 1974. We are no longer going to tolerate a President who breaks the law and tries to cover it up. (At least I hope not.)
It is not 1985. We are no longer promoting greed and believing that the AIDS virus is a punishment from God against the gay community.
“Where am I?” is a very important question. If I am not able to coordinate what I believe in some sort of harmony with the world around me, I will not only be ineffective, but can quickly gain the reputation for being bigoted and notorious.
While I am sure some people are frightened that we’re losing the moral fiber of our society, a decision was made millions and millions of years ago by a Creator—to imbue His creation with free will.
Free-will opens the door to evolution. Evolution invites change.
There is only one immutable fact: if we don’t love our neighbor as ourselves, we will always be out of step and out of time.
We must coordinate with the world around us.
To do so, we must honor where we are much more than who we are.