Had a lady come in the office yesterday to see me. When I looked at her information form, to the query “Sex,” she had put “yes.” This was either a misinterpretation of the question, she had something else weighing on her mind, an expression of a desire or a statement of past activity.
Though curious, I did not pursue the correct response with her.
However, it did strike me at how I often respond in the wrong way to the right question that God or his Spirit may be asking me.
I so often just don’t get it. At times I know my response is incorrect but honestly don’t know what the right one is. The expression “A day late and a dollar short” seems appropriate. For some reason, there are days when I have flashbacks to the opening scene of the old television show “Kung Fu,” and I am little “grasshopper” Kwai Chang Caine. No matter how hard I try, I can’t snatch the pebble from the hand of grand master Po. There are times I think I have, only to discover that my hand is empty and the pebble is still in the master’s hand.
In a memorable flashback sequence in the show, Master Po calls his young student “Grasshopper” in reference to their first meeting in which young Caine said that to be blind must be the worst affliction. The Shaolin priest draws attention to a grasshopper at his feet which the blind master could hear but to which Caine had been oblivious, showing the pupil how much he still had to learn.
So I am. Grasshopper.
To quote Master Po: “There is so much you don’t know. And so much you do.”