Sometime in the early 80's I missed a "NO RIGHT ON RED" sign at an intersection. It cost me a few minutes time. Fortunately, the officer who pulled me over let me off with just a warning.
Later that same decade, I had another encounter with a sign. While I didn't miss it's bold command to STOP, I sorta just rolled past it slowly. The officer at that intersection wasn't as kind. This time it cost me some money.
But I've come to realize the biggest sign I ever missed may have been the one I encountered last summer. It occurred while attending a Los Angeles Angels vs. New Orleans Saints game. And before the game began there occurred a fly over by the crack U.S. Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.
It wasn't until this past week when glimpsing campaign ads by right wing presidential candidates I realized I may have missed the most important sign of my life, given me last July at that Angels - Saints game. I should have run for president!
Among sad things are megalomaniacs, very ill with delusions of grandeur. Sadder yet, are those who have conversations with God, with their resulting conspiracy wreaking death and destruction upon thousands, millions, of others. But perhaps the very saddest of things are those given real signs from God they fail to recognize.
God only knows what those missed signs may cost us all.