Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Que Sera Sera - Doris Day

I was reminded of this childhood song. After all these years, I'm just beginning to understand how difficult yet essential it is to say "que sera sera, whatever will be, will be".

This song points out a "whatever" attitude in the different stages of one's life - as a child, young adult in love, and as a parent. She is looking ahead into the uncertain future, wondering what is out there for her. She wishes to see what is there. Perhaps then life's transitions from child to teenager, teenager to adulthood, adulthood to parenthood will not be so unknown and frightening. 

And as her mother taught her, and she in turn passes this teaching to the next generation, the future is not for us to see. It takes one to the point of accepting this human limitation that we cannot predict the future. There are things beyond our understanding and knowledge. We only know that what will be will be. And in the eyes of faith, we know that God is in charge and because of His infinite love for us, whatever that will be must be for our good, for our betterment and not destruction. 

And so explains this indifference. Not in the manner of not caring or getting emotionally involved in what life will turn out to be. As the Chinese would say, "bo-chap" attitude. But an indifference because my life has been entrusted into the hands of God and thus, whatever, wherever, however, whenever, whoever... matters not. So long as His will be done. So long as its"Why" finds its answer only in love - love for God. 

It gives us great freedom when we arrive at this point in our faith journey to be able to sing this song of such an indifference. "Que sera sera. Whatever will be, will be. The future's not ours to see. Que sera sera. What will be, will be." To be able to say, "I don't know. But that's perfectly okay!" or, "It is unfortunate that this happened. I'm very disappointed. But that's okay!" 

That's okay because God is in control and He knows what He's doing. I give in to His love and let it enter and overpower my fears and anxieties.

Let us pray for this grace of faith and indifference. 

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