July 28, 2009
The Crystal Ball
I am juggler by profession. I have all different sizes and shapes of balls that must be kept in the air at all times. But sometimes I drop the ball or more than one ball. I am not too worried about that unless it is a crystal ball.
Most balls in life are rubber. They will bounce back. You can pick them up and start juggling again. Maybe they got a little dirty when you dropped them but it's no big deal.
But a few balls in life are crystal. If you drop them they don't bounce, they shatter. Sometimes you can glue them back together, but they aren't really the same.
Wise people know which few balls in life are crystal. They would drop all the other balls before they would drop one of those handful of crystal balls.
Those crystal balls must be concentrated on. The eye must stay trained on them.
Life can get going so fast we mistake cheap balls for crystal balls. We take our eye off the priceless balls.
Most crystal balls are relationships...Relationships with God, with family, and with one or two friends.
As you juggle in life are you keeping your eye on the crystal balls?