This photo was taken not long after we started our bike ride on the carriage roads in Acadia NP. This spot was near Witch Hole Pond. It was a little chilly, I was riding with a jacket and gloves on, but it had the signs of being a beautiful day. There were lots of clouds, but it was not “supposed to” rain. At least, that is the way we think. As if some modest ability to predict the weather gives us ownership of the weather. And if it rains on day day like this, it violates our sense of fairness.
We seem to have a finely tuned sense of fairness regarding things directly affecting our own life, and less so for things affecting others. While that can be a result of self-centeredness, I think it reflects 2 other things. First, being emotionally close to something impairs our judgement. Secondly, it is very difficult to see things from someone else’s perspective.
Seeing God in all things changes that. Not just seeing God in nature, but also in each other. Life becomes less about me and more about we.