I just finished laughing my way through Bill Murray’s The Man Who Knew Too Little, and it struck me how like life this movie really is. We go through life thinking we are “in control,” when we really have no clue. We risk everyone and everything based on our understanding of what is happening, and then we thank everyone for playing along.
Spiritually I would guess that we are The Human Race Who Knew Too Little, wandering around without God, convinced we can “do it on our own.” Over the last few years I have been realizing that I cannot “do it on my own;” I need help, and I would guess that most everyone needs a little help. We are just afraid to ask for it.
It’s time for all of us to eat a little humble pie and say, “God, I can’t do this, and forgive me for ever thinking that I could.” I suspect you, like me, will have to pray this prayer multiple times per day, but at least that will mean there is one less deluded Wallace Ritchie taking bows at others’ expense.