In other words, epiphanies are nothing new to our minds and hearts – we just didn’t know they were there. How sad. All the while we’ve held all these wondrous thoughts only to have them hide themselves from us, for whatever reason.
So, suddenly we become aware of what we’ve already known but now truly know. What do we do with this? Well, that’s easy. We tell someone, we share our excitement so that others may know of our excitement.
Not so fast. For every epiphany that you share with someone, someone will have another one perhaps even better than yours so you better talk fast.
In our twenty-second culture, you have about twenty seconds to share a significant epiphany before being interrupted with a trumped epiphany. You think to yourself, “But what happened to my epiphany?” You wonder if you should have shared it in the first place.
“Part Two” is simply but difficultly to listen and absorb another person’s moment of moments. We know that you’re dying to share yours before the first story is completed but can’t you just count to 10, drink some water or bite your fingernails?
There is actually two epiphanies occurring. The first is the spoken story that is significant to the person telling the story. The second epiphany is the realization that someone is sharing something personal to you without reserve and with much excitement.
The first is the epiphany, the second is called incarnation. Now, just drink some water.