“Catching lightning in a bottle” is already an exaggeration or a figure of speech. If we want to turn to something more realistic, taking a picture of lightning is something more achievable.
But even to properly do so, there are many things that have to go right. Angles, lighting, positioning, camera settings, timing, so on and so forth.
Even with so much preparation, there are many things out of our control. It might be tempting to blame it all on dumb luck, so why bother?
This is where faith comes in. Some would say that luck is when opportunity meets preparation. And maybe faith is believing (reasonably and intuitively) that an opportunity can arise.
So the least we could do is to always be prepared.
Luke 17:20-25. No one will announce “look, here it is.”
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 314: NOVEMBER 10, 2022]