We never really know, do we? Oh, that we could see the concentric circles expanding ever outward from the things we say and the things we do, like the proverbial ripples in our proverbial ponds.
Hence lies a great responsibility in choosing well our words and our actions.
And perhaps we never quite grasp the scope or dimensions of our own pond. We used to talk of villages that raise a child. I believe that 'village' no longer adequately describes the bounds of our potential influence. Like it or not, we have become world citizens, interacting and rubbing cyber shoulders with neighbors from the far reaches of places we will probably never venture to.
It is important to remember that our concentric circles of influence are affected by those of others. The song we sing is changed by its encounter with other voices. Does it become better with the harmony of additional perspective, or does the discord of aggressive argument result in painful dissonance?
I have realized that even in the little world of Ardith's Quest I have a responsibility in what I share. There is a reason that I feel the way I do about things. Am I bold enough to express my testimony of those important things? Am I courageous enough to try and explain how I have come to those conclusions?
As a disciple of Jesus Christ I am called to the work of sharing His great mission, and helping to build His Kingdom upon the earth.
I may be but one small voice in the huge interchange of dialogue and information.
And yet, out of small things can proceed that which is great....