Brink: (n) a point at which something is about to happen; the verge.
Two pundits. Two opinions.
One firmly states, “We are on the brink of disaster.”
The other enthusiastically counters, “We are on the brink of great success.”
Each one has a case.
Each one works off of existing facts, trying to convince the listener of the validity of his or her point.
Can they both be right? Or are they both wrong?
It is amazing to realize that most of the time, life continues at a snail’s pace, without disaster or success. Matter of fact, it takes a great intervention to produce either one.
But we are on the brink of a decision.
Are we going to leave things the way they are and let them play out? Or are we going to intrude on the trend to generate a new possibility?
There are certain ingredients for disaster. Arrogance and ignorance would be the pair which normally precede that devastation.
And there are ingredients for success. Kindness and creativity. For after all, nothing of human quality can be done without kindness, and if we don’t create, we have a tendency to settle.
What are we on the brink of?
It would be the hope of this author that we’re on the brink of a great awakening–a season when we’re no longer afraid to admit our weaknesses, anticipating that they can be forgiven, the door flung open to repentance…and that we can usher in a new life.
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