Personally, two of my favorites are found in the book of Micah. I used to tell people that my "life verse" was Micah 1:8b ["I will walk around barefoot and naked. I will howl like a jackal and moan like an owl."] and 4:10 became a joke the summer I worked as Wilderness Programmer for a camp ["Writhe in agony, Daughter Zion, like a woman in labor, for now you must leave the city to camp in the open field."]
While they're pretty great out of context, there's more to the story. I can sit and laugh about the verses out of context, but at their roots, there's a story of pain, of disconnect, of a people longing for the love of their God and a God longing for communion with His people. Everything looks different on the surface.
The same is true with people, with life. Things can look one way on the surface, but at their roots, there's a whole different story. Let's commit to going deeper in 2012- both in our relationships and our understanding of the world around us. There's always more to the story.