Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Best Laid Plans...

Quite a night for college basketball. LSU outdukes Duke. Memphis overpowers Bradley. Texas gets the last shot against West Virginia and scores the winning points as time expires. Gonzaga fails to protect a big lead and misses a last chance shot as time expires. The top 2 scorers in college basketball this year missed shot after shot as the clock ticked down on their careers. 4 teams' seasons continue for at least one more game. 4 teams' seasons end in a way different from what they planned.

I'm reminded of a line from the movie The Natural. Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) is talking with his childhood sweetheart Iris (Glenn Close) when they meet again years after their last time together. Knowing what his dreams had been, she asks, "What happened?" His response, "My life didn't turn out how I had planned." I would imagine that Joseph could have said the same thing when he ended up in Egypt.

Life doesn't always turn out like we plan, but how we respond to life's surprises speaks loudly about who (and whose) we are.

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