“There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm”
-Edgar Allan Poe
For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by Poe. His prose sticks with you. It is the true window to the soul of a troubled youth.
But one thing that sets him apart to me is the method in which his stories are told. Many have tried to imitate it. Some have done a better job than others.
But it was him who perfected it.
Or was it?
He starts off vague, peaking the interest of the reader. He then adds details on top of details (always seemingly minor), so that it is not until the end that the reader sees the whole picture.
My past blog entries have been challenges, written to inspire a little action.
Not all of us know what part we have yet to play in history.
And, in the grand scheme of things, our parts are not large; they are merely rungs on a ladder, leading to an inevitable conclusion to the story.
But without rungs, there would be no ladder.
That’s right. Our part in the story is deliberate. It is not by mistake.
Does that not lighten your load a bit?
We are, from the moment we give our lives to God, conscious additions to the plot of the greatest story ever to be told.
We must all do what we can to give our audience the message we have been chosen to relay.
The Author has yet to use some of us. He might have more in store for the ones He has already used.
Feel another challenge coming on?
You’re catching on.
Do everything in your power to make sure that your part is not skimmed over, thought to be irrelevant in the bigger picture.
This particular story begins with a Child born in Bethlehem.
Your part of the story, if it has not already, begins today.
Make it memorable.
Do your part to make this a story that, if people were to watch it years from now, they would pay for a whole seat.
But they would only need the edge.
Vaya con Dios