The choir was seated behind him, all dressed in primary colors. I remember a royal blue dashiki and a bright red pant suit, with gold earrings. Even though the camera wasn't focused on them, I could still see that they were nodding and shifting in their seats.
The man standing a few feet in front of them shook his dreadlocks and laughed. Then he raised his arms, palms up, looked out into the crowd and shouted, "How does it get better than this?"
His name is Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith, and he was speaking to the congregation at the Agape Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. And the question he asked... That question could change it all.
When it feels like the grand dreams for your future have been crushed, when the grief of saying farewell to a love, or a pet, or an identity, rips you down the middle, this is the question to ask: So how does it get better than this?
A person of faith, a person rooted in the truth that the Universe is always expanding and you are here to unfold into the fullness of your YOU, asks this question.