How did I get here?
You might find yourself living in a shotgun shack.
You might find yourself in another part of the world.
You might find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile.
You may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife and you may ask yourself, ‘well, how did I get here?’
You might ask yourself, ‘what is that beautiful house?’
You might ask yourself, ‘where does that highway go to?’
You might ask yourself, ‘am I right or am I wrong?’
You might say to yourself, ‘my God, what have I done?’
- From Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads
We are doing a five-week series on this blog on the various “connections” we experience that draw us back onto the path to God. Last week, we talked about reconnecting to our longings. Today, it’s a connection to our regrets.
Regret can be a gift. It doesn’t feel like it at the time, but it is the feeling that tells us and often moves us to create change. Regret can take many forms, from financial, to relational, to missing an opportunity or reacting rashly. Our regret is what we feel whe