Well here I am – finally in the blog world, getting organized and ready to say what I think about minding the gap. Mind the gap 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.