We love Judi Dench. I especially get a kick out of her playing M in the James Bond films.
So we decided to take a chance on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. A group of aging Brits move to India in order to stretch their meager resources that won’t go far in England. It was an interesting film about embracing change and changing circumstances.
The manager of the Marigold Hotel says the same thing on several occasions.
It will be alright in the end. If it isn’t alright — then it isn’t yet the end! Interesting.
As the film develops the underlying point is that we must embrace the changes that life puts before us.
Go with the flow.
We aren’t in control. Sometimes there is nothing we can do but adapt and change.
Often God allows circumstances that we do not understand. We often look into the future with a sense of uncertainty and fright. Things are completely unclear. There is nothing that can nailed down.
But just because things are not yet alright — doesn’t mean it is the end. Just the opposite — the end is not here because change is still happening.
There was a popular poster years ago — the caption: Be patient with me, God isn’t finished with me yet.
Since things aren’t quite alright — I know it is OK. I know it is OK because the end isn’t here yet.
I’m not who I was at 20, or 30. but I’m not yet who I will be at 70, or 80, or……
As Dame Judi Dench’s character says:
“We get up in the morning and do our best”…. “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing”.