Posted by: vftmom247 | 2013/04/25

U is for Unique

This topic seems to relate more than a little to my last post. You are More Beautiful…

Anyways….the cool thing about the world is that everyone is unique. There may be someone who looks almost identical to you, but you’ll be different in your character and mannerisms. Even with twins.

Can you imagine a world where everyone looked alike or acted alike? If you have read Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time, she describes a place like this, and there is just something unnatural about it. Of course, the evil guys were on that same planet too, and it was kind of a Stepford atmosphere, but still!!

It is really easy for people to get lost in the crowd when we don’t take time to see their uniqueness. For some people, like politicians, it is easier to keep the uniqueness at a distance. It’s a heck of a lot easier to enact legislation affecting ‘the middle class’ than it is to think of the effects of that legislation on the Smith family down the street, hanging on in the face of unemployment. For people who work in government or in fields like healthcare, they almost have to keep the people they work with as a whole rather than individuals. Can you imagine working in the Department of Family and Children Services, and seeing each case as an individual, and taking each individual case to your heart? Without a really strong support system and faith foundation, your heart would be so bruised and battered!

Sometimes though – a lot of the time – these people truly need to be seen as individuals, not case numbers. And loved as such.

Jesus managed to do this.

Maybe, with his help, we can all strive today to see what is unique about those around us, and to love that uniqueness.

Let’s give it a try.

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Responses

  1. Wonderful post. Yes, we are all unique & special. I just dropped by from the challenge to say hi. A Wrinkle in Time was my favorite childhood book and the magical setting is what prompted me to become a die hard reader and a writer.

    • Melissa, same here on Wrinkle. Neat thing here – I am starting my daughter on the series now. Talk about the circle of life! Tasks for stopping by.

  2. A Wrinkle in time was my favourite book as a child – I got it from the library, and used to take it back, wait for it tobe put on the shelf, then go round and take it out again… i have my own copy now!

    Congrats on getting to the end! Liz ~ http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

    • Thank goodness for Kindle- my daughter and I can share a copy! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Reblogged this on Daddy's Little Brat and commented:
    A wonderful reminder of the beauty of each person. 🙂


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