Sliding Doors.

Have you ever thought about how different your life could be? What if a certain situation in your life had turned out differently? If you chose a different path, or didn’t quit? I have recently been thinking about that. Not that I am unhappy with my life now. I have very few regrets. But I was told something recently that made me wonder what in the world my life would be like now had I chosen differently.

In 1998, Gwyneth Paltrow was in a movie entitled Sliding Doors. The film was based on the difference the lead character’s life would have been had she not missed the subway train on a particular day. And it was very different! There is also a Friends episode that touches on the idea. It has come to interest me greatly as of late.

I wonder if, when I get to Heaven, after I’ve praised the Most High for a few million years, seen loved ones, interviewed those fortunate enough to be mentioned in the Holy Bible and the great Saints, and praised some more, if I will be able to know what would have been different. What highs and lows I would have experienced. If I would have been married with children by now, alive by now, or if I would have been happy at all. I know God knows all, and He knows what we choose, but does that mean that the other option isn’t available to us?

Wow, I just started a whole new discussion.

Your thoughts?


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