«Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God» (Romans 12:2).
A WELL-KNOWN STORY says that a blind man was begging in the street one day with a sign placed in front of the plate that said, «I am blind.» An advertising executive who was passing by noticed that few, if anyone, tossed the poor blind man some coins, so he had an idea. After asking permission from the blind man, he added a few words to what was written. he placed it in such a way that people passing by would see what he had written,
While returning home, the man passed by again that same afternoon and witnessed for himself the surprising results of his idea: there were not only many coins in the plate, but quite a few bills, as well. blind beggar asked his benefactor: «What did you write on my sign that made people give me money?’ The man answered, «l simply changed the concept. Your new sign now says, ‘It is spring and I am blind!»‘
You know, creativity is good at all levels because it means not locking ourselves into a routine, into having just one way of doing and understanding things, but instead opening our minds to the changes and suggestions that make us grow.
Sometimes, our methods or words are mere mechanisms, devoid of meaning, completely adapted to the world that surrounds us, superficial, and poor in content. I believe God is opposed to that. He calls us, His daughters, to the path of wisdom: to live a life and use a language that are full of content, meaning, and consistency with His Word and with our values. However, that requires dedicating some time and effort to reflection.
The automatized way in which we live our lives should sometimes be replaced by a conscious form of wondering why we do what we do and say what we say, and whether we should continue doing so. Changes should take place within, in our way of seeing the world, so that the transformation is seen on the outside. Then we will shine like the sun (see Matthew 13:43).