Recently I got into a conflict with someone. The person thinks they are right. There is no question in their mind. They would not imagine there would be a question in anyone’s mind that they are right. Yet here I sit, questioning.
A person can be unusual. Their view can be unconventional. It’s possible that the unusual person is right, even if it’s not apparent to most. In this case, I am the unusual person, and I think I am right.
A friend told me she felt my situation was a “lost cause”. I’d not be able to explain myself, basically.
I hope she’s wrong about this. She is usually not wrong, but I still hope.
Some years ago, I was in RCIA. That’s Catholic education for adults. I asked people (in the forum on this blog) who they thought I might choose as a Patron Saint. There were a lot of responses and it was super interesting.
One of the people said they most associated me with Saint Jude. He’s the Patron Saint of Lost Causes. I did not choose Saint Jude as my Patron Saint, but I understood the connection.
Considering that and considering reality, I struggle to believe that anything or anyone is a lost cause! I can’t come to that conclusion with my psychological make-up.
I don’t care how old you are, how smart you are, or how experienced you are. Even if you really, really think you are right, you may not be. There are always things you’ve never thought of or considered. This is true for all of us.
Sometimes it’s an outlier who has the key. It’s because they pick things up in their weirdo travels.
This is a Jupiter / Uranus / Pluto topic. A a person can be transformed (Pluto) by exposure to an outside (Uranus) perspective (Jupiter). When you’re not open to one, you risk becoming “a lost cause”.
Who can speak to this?
pictured – Saint Jude (Thaddeus), Anthony Van Dyke, 1599-1641