Visiting my local pharmacy this morning inquiring when the national health service Internet portal will open for me to book an appointment for my first anti-Covid vaccination, I was advised to return on Friday when the portal opens for my age group, and with luck I should receive an appointment in April.
Luck is never a matter of chance, rather we seal our fate with the choices that we make, thereby assuming responsibility for our decisions.
Euripedes wisely reminds us that The Father invites us to walk the road that He provides us for our safe passage. During my secondary school days my English Literature teacher encouraged me to read the works of Goethe, there being an awareness on her part that I was searching for meaning concealed between the lines that our curriculum set reading matter obliged me to follow.
Wherever a man may happen to turn, whatever a man may undertake,
he will always end up by returning to the path which nature has marked out for him ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
From experience I have learned that the road we follow is straight forward, when we rely on our innermost promptings guiding us in the direction that Our Father has tailor made for our well being, leading us to fulfil His plan serving His purpose as the creator of our life.
Where then is free will when our steps are already planned?
Wisdom is sometimes discovered masquerading as humour, providing those of us who know we have much to learn, with the awareness that the older we become the more we understand how little we know.
“According to most philosophers, God in making the world enslaved it. According to Christianity, in making it, He set it free. God had written, not so much a poem, but rather a play; a play he had planned as perfect, but which had necessarily been left to human actors and stage-managers, who had since made a great mess of it.”
― G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy