What we can see of life
is like a gigantic jigsaw puzzle
, with one
major difference from the classical
jigsaw puzzles: we can't see the
. It is this picture that we guess at and try to make
sense of through the pieces of the puzzle we have access to.
Sometimes, we place a piece of a puzzle in the wrong space. It is
easy to do, misunderstanding an action or intent we place it in the
wrong spot and it forms the wrong picture. Other times, we get the
wrong pieces. Because we do not have complete access
to the puzzle or its pieces we cannot be sure that everything we are
told is an accurate piece of the puzzle.
We try to form the picture into something that we believe we can
understand. Wrong and misplaced pieces are just so attractive at
times and they fit so cleanly in our world view. Yet, we only have
glimpses at the puzzle of our lives.
Thus, with each piece and placement, we should endeavor to make sure that
it is placed in the correct spot, linking it correctly to the other
information that we have. Likewise, each piece of information about the
puzzle should be looked at with a critical eye, and its accuracy
verified. Do not jump to conclusions,
for then create a puzzle that fits what we believe,
and not what is actually there.