Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Leaving a trail

One of the beaches we walked on Arran last week was littered with dead starfish. This seems to be a phenomenon that, according to google, is fairly common on beaches the world over, most likely caused, in this case, by recent severe storms.
They were very pretty but no less dead!
The sight led me to think about how nothing is without consequence - for good or ill. And some events set up amazing chain reactions that we would never envisage. While the philosophy of cause and effect can lead to deplorable evil, equally, something apparently insignificant can lead to untold good.
Or, as Jesus once said: Whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones...
May we be encouraged to keep on performing unseen acts of kindness, trusting in disproportionate growth and the potential for good in the world.

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