There’s always at least one more piece of information that one needs to know, before they understand.
Since there is nothing new under the sun, (Ecclesiastes 1:9), I take no credit for passing along the following information for your edification and understanding of situations as you mature in The Faith.
One Sunday morning on a subway in New York City, people were sitting quietly---reading their Sunday morning newspapers, some lost in thought, some resting with their eyes closed from either working all night or partying all night, regardless, their eyes were closed with the welcome feeling of rest.
It was a calm peaceful scene as the train rocked each person to their own restful beat with a clickity clack, I gotcha covered and I’ll take care of you till you get to your destination.
Then suddenly, a man and his children entered the subway car at the next station. The children were soooooo loud and rambunctious that instantly the climate inside the car had dramatically changed.
The man sat down next to a passenger and closed his eyes as if to rest himself, apparently oblivious to the situation. His children were yelling back and forth, throwing things, running up and down the car as it sped along the tunnel, grabbing people’s papers. It was very disturbing to most all in the car. Yet, the man rested with his eyes closed, rocking to the subtle sway of the subway car, seeming to enjoy every roll. He did absolutely nothing about his children causing mayhem.
Many became to feel irritated, they became indignant that this person could be so callous and uncaring and insensitive as to let his children run wild like they were and do nothing about it, taking no responsibility at all!
It was clearly evident to everyone on the subway car, that his lack of attention had affected the whole atmosphere on the formerly serene subway car. All were now irritated at the cacophony of the kids running rampant!
Until one person, finally spoke up on behalf of the whole, and said, ‘SIR! Your children are REALLY disturbing a lot of people! I wonder if you wouldn’t mind and control them please! Thank you!”
The man lifted his gaze as if to come into a consciousness of the situation and for the first time spoke ever so gently and said softly to all inside the car…. “ Oh, you are right, please forgive me, I guess I should do something about it. We just came from the hospital where their mother died about an hour ago. I don’t know what to think, and I guess they don’t know how to handle it either.’
See Proverbs 25 8-10