Coincidence vs. Providence


I reconnected with a friend of mine recently and it happened under some life changes that have been going on. We talked for a few hours and it felt great to establish those personal connections again. They told me that every time they think of the second matrix move (the sequel that didn’t suck as bad as the third one) they think of me. In their mind, I’m the general who, with absolute certainty, wants to mass all of the forces outside of Zion for a final stand. They, on the other hand, are Morpheus and believe that we reconnected because that’s where are paths were destined to meet based on a mutual need. I’m a little disappointed about being compared to the general who made the wrong decision in a big, big way. What’s worse is that it’s an apt comparison. 🙂

All of our lives, we have fought this war. Tonight I believe we can end it. Tonight is not an accident. There are no accidents. We have not come here by chance. I do not believe in chance. When I see three objectives, three captains, three ships. I do not see coincidence, I see providence. I see purpose. I believe it our fate to be here. It is our destiny. I believe this night holds for each and every one of us, the very meaning of our lives.


Regardless of the how and why, I’m very glad that we’ve reconnected.

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