What a race! This year’s Kentucky Derby was won by Medina Spirit, a 12-1 favorite, but the second horse was Mandaulaen (that’s how they spelled it), favored at odds of 26=1. For a horse with such a slim chance to come in second shows some of the pleasing anomalies of life.
It’s not all stacked against us; we have a chance of winning too! We don’t have to win the lottery to prove this. Every day brings some small favor, which can turn out to be something important. A chance meeting on the train may mean a new job, a new income, a new life. OF course, you can’t count on that, otherwise it wouldn’t be chance.
God-given are many of the instincts and inclinations that guide us. Many of the people we know are gifts from above. So make the most of it; pray for an alert mindset, an optimistic outlook.