This evening, I had the great opportunity to watch Hamilton at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. I have seen many musicals in my time, and Hamilton was simply AMAZING! I was blown away by the musical – choreography, lyrics, music, ENERGY…it was so powerful and intense! I loved each of the musical numbers, but three lines notably stuck out to me from the song, “Who Lives, Who Does, Who Tells Your Story.”
And when my time is up
Have I done enough?
Will they tell my story?
I often reflect on the life I lead, and seek to make sense of the things I did well, and the things I did not handle so well. Perhaps that’s why I am grateful for the Examen. This provides me with a daily exercise that I can use either at the end of the day, or even throughout the day. The relationships I hold in my life can hopefully point towards what the story of my life is, and I seek my best to maintain those relationships the best I can. I often get caught in busy-ness, however, I believe many of those busy times are spent with people I care about – through work, ministry, and personal life. I think that’s a good thing!
I do hope though, that my story contains the words: she did the best she could with the gifts she had.