Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Rest is Still Unwritten.....

Sunday's homily, given this week by our Deacon, really hit a note with me.  I keep wondering if I'm in a mid-life crisis or what -- but as I have watched Sarah graduate this spring, and help her prepare to leave this fall, I see my other kids getting older as well -- heck, next week, our twins will be double digits already!!  I will only have one child left in single digits.  I find myself wondering if I'm doing the things I should be doing -- the things that God wants me to be doing.  I pray about it, but often have to figure out if what I'm hearing is what God is telling me, or if it's what I want to hear so I'm making it up in my head!!  LOL

At any rate, he had one line in his homily that really struck a chord with me -- "God writes the book, you just fill in the lines."  I love that.  So often we try to figure out -- if God has a plan for us, why do we have free will?  Do we really have free will?  Well, we do -- and God has a plan for us, we just have to work through it and find our ways.  Will we make mistakes?  Most certainly!  Have I?  Oh, gosh, yes!  But do I think I'm still on "the path"?  I guess I can't know for sure, but I certainly hope so!

I've been struck today by this thought again -- with the verdict in the Casey/Caylee Anthony case.  Honestly, I'm probably one of the few people who really don't know all the details in the case.  I've heard about it -- and I know what supposedly happened, but I don't really know all about it.  I DO know that Facebook is all atwitter about it -- everyone is upset -- she was guilty in everyone's book.  But here's the thing.  None of us know what really went on.  And that jury?  They didn't say she was innocent.  They said she was not guilty.  There is a big difference there.

I keep reflecting on her "book" that she was given at the beginning of her life.  God has a plan for her.  Was this part of it?  Is she just filling in lines?  Or did she start her own chapter? 

In the end, it's not between Casey and Caylee, or Casey and her parents, or anyone at all.  It's between Casey and God.  And, as my friend Jacob so wisely put it:  There's a big difference between what's true and what can be proved in court. Ultimately, we need to realize that only God can provide true judgement.

My guess is that Casey Anthony is not going to be living an easy life, in or out of jail.  Many people have convicted her on their own terms.  And, if I had to guess, I would guess that she would have been safer in jail for a long time. 

But, no matter what happened, there is a precious little body that is no longer with us.  May that little angel watch over all of us and help guide us, and especially her mom.  RIP, Caylee.

And the rest of us?  We still have time to write our books, or change our paragraphs.  After all, the rest is still unwritten!  :)


  1. Pam, you are so wise! I think I need to schedule YOU as one of our inspirational speakers.

  2. Karen KohlrieserJuly 5, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    Pam-very well put! It is so easy to point a finger and say guilty...but you are right- we are not the final jury here. God has a plan.