Monday, May 06, 2013

Thought for the Day - BBC Radio Bristol

Here's my 115 seconds of spiritual provocation for this morning:

Ever thought of yourself as an expert? Experts don't have to be famous.
 
I'll be at the North Somerset Show later. I go every year. There will be experts there in everything from guinea to Gloucester pigs - drizzle cakes to delicate crafts - dry-stone wall building to dead-skin-eating fish.
 
And people who put the engines off World War II fighter planes into tractors. Bit bonkers but the noise and raw power is immense.
 
Expect terrier racing, cider sampling, owl protection, pick 'n' mix confection, tree pollarding and relay races on horseback.
 
A huge variety of specialists. All fantastically skilful in their little area of expertise in their small bit of the world.
 
You may not build, bake or breed, but you are an expert in one thing. Yourself. The finest you there has ever been. There was no prototype. You know yourself better than anyone else.
 
I bet you do something better than anyone around. Nobody knows more than you about that bit of land adjoining your house. You could count its beetles or record the wind speed every day. Bingo. Expert.
 
In the Bible King David told people to be happy that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. Jesus told people to rejoice that their names are written in the book of life. St Paul told people to embrace that nothing can separate them from the love of God.
 
Exciting possibilities for any individual. Not exactly down-beat. We can all live a unique life but have a common potential destiny.
 
You are amazing. Fearfully and wonderfully made. But to avoid meeting your maker too soon, don't stand in front of the tractors.
 
Good morning.

2 comments:

Marcella said...

Which 115 seconds, please? A time would be very helpful, thank you!

St said...

About 8.47-8.51. No earlier.