How often these words precede some form of self-revelation or observation of the world at large. These words, “I just wish that…” can open someone’s thoughts or ideas about the most banal of everyday life to the most profound of the human experience. Example: I just wish that Lindsay Lohan would enter a mental health facility until she’s 30 OR I just wish that Muammar Gaddafi would give up his despotic reign of Libya OR I just wish that McDonalds would offer a low-fat Big Mac. Obviously, you could keep this ball rolling with all the details of your life that everyone on Facebook may or may not know about. Maybe you used these words this morning on your way to work. It is, after all, easy to narrate the solutions to life’s problems as you see them.
Let me try one…I just wish that we would become the solutions for the problems as we see them. Maybe then wishes would come true.