Mind The Gap

Well here I am – finally in the blog world, getting organized and ready to say what I think about minding the gap. Mind thgap is a warning to train passengers to take caution while crossing the gap between the train door and the station platform. It was introduced in 1969 on the London Underground.

While visiting London, I saw the sign you see on the header of this page. The notice seemed a bit strange since these gaps were only a few inches wide, but the caution is relevant. Obviously, the gap widens when the train is gone and unless one Minds the gap, it might be a certain death from oncoming trains if anyone didn’t do so.

I’m concerned for our total being and what it takes to reflect relational and spiritual wellness. For me this alert extends to minding the proverbial gap between what and how we think, how we relate to God and our families, as well as others. It will challenge what’s behind choices and issues that could trip us up along the way.

So, welcome to Mind the gap – a journey toward reasonable and responsible thought. My hope is to encourage everyone to avoid the harm that can come from irresponsible living and thinking. We’ll have fun and yet this caution opens the door for exploring the danger of gaps in life, that if not paid attention to, keep us from loving and living well.

What do you think might be a proverbial gap to avoid so people can grow and be relationally responsible? I’m eager to hear from you too, as we map out what’s going on in today’s world, your world and mine. Let’s Mind the gap together.

6 thoughts on “Mind The Gap

  1. The idea of minding the gap, is to stay away from a danger that says if I cross this line, it’s irresponsible. Why? Because the sign or warning is there for all to see and if I cross it, then I bring harm to me and others. John, your notion of the gap being anything keeping us from understanding what it means to serve others is similar. The question is this. What kind of thinking is it that keeps us from serving others or being responsible, even while we serve others? That GAP is reckless. Thanks for your input and keeping the discussion going..

  2. How about that “Gap” representing anything that stops us from moving into service to others – that gap could get pretty wide and deep in spite of the yellow warning tape. Great to see the open forum and your willingness to referee and advise. Old coaches never quit; they just get older and wiser!

  3. I’m thinking that this blog will keep me thinking (which I do NOT do very well at this time of the nite–10:33 pm for me) which I like to do! However, I promise to read it earlier in the future so I can digest it better. Welcome to the blogger world and I’m looking forward to more posts!

  4. Interesting that you label our thinking as irresponsible. Thank you for the reminder that I have far more control over changing my negative thought patterns – so often I fail to do so.

    Thank you for this Jerry. I look forward to future blogs!