Making Up Our Minds

The phrase, “make up your mind,” sounds sort of impatient to me. Probably because that’s how I usually use it — like, would you just choose already? Either cook or get out of the kitchen. Stop dithering and procrastinating and prevaricating and make a commitment, for heaven’s sake!

To make up one’s mind usually means to decide between things, to pick a thing or a direction and go for it. And that’s great, as far as it goes. But I’m wondering what might be available if I considered other ways to make up my mind…

Because to make up can also mean to comprise or compose, as in: the party was made up of brilliant people, lively entertainment, and exquisite refreshments. To make up can also mean to imagine, as in: making up a wonderful story. To make up also means to reconcile, to come together.

Of what shall we make our minds up? Instead of the impatient elimination of other options, let’s explore making up our minds as beautiful imaginings, vibrant gatherings, and musical magical compositions.

I can’t wait to see you this Saturday, at 6:00. Join us at 5:30 for wine, community, and cheer. XO, Rev. Drew