We all have a place, a position in our families (of origin and nuclear), work place, in society, in our communities, in our neighborhoods, and in the greater world. Several days ago I posted a narrative about a young friend’s child that didn’t want to speak to a stranger in the grocery. Did she know her place? Did the woman who spoke to her expect the 3 year old to respect a position she didn’t understand? Boundaries let us know our place, ours and those of others.
Sometimes people slip out of their place and may need to be gently put back.
Knowing our place is so powerful. Thus, sometimes I install pictures of my family from the 1960’s in strange places around Memphis. Like these:
The verse in the Bible I have always found mysterious is, Luke 14:26 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.”
Well, this verse really jostles our ideas about position or place, doesn’t it?
Check out this blog for some more understanding. Click here.
I will post more on the help of position in life further on down the line.