your tuesday feels like a thursday
the hot and stuffy bus couldn’t keep their spirits down.
the time wouldn’t stop ticking away as we hit thickets of traffic
one after the other
each pump of the old school bus brakes started to make me nervous
would we make it?
I think it was the first time that I outright missed a flight.
I still won’t forget the feeling of my stomach dropping. the beads of sweat that was starting to collect on the side of my face.
I know I didn’t look it, but somehow the panic wiped everything out and I was locked in.
It’s funny how sometimes the panic forces you to focus…
…when push comes to shove
There’s something really exciting about the time leading up to a flight.
It’s a fleeting feeling because the romantic, misty eyed moments at the airport is quickly overtaken by the reality of your situation.
It’s just there. A tangible yet ineffable feeling of hope that calls for absolute surrender to the moment.
I promise you readers. There’s nothing like the feeling of approaching those inviting airport lights…
No matter what the destination may be.
I’m excited, tired, ready, and sleepy all at the same time.
Let’s go round two
It is not simply to be taken for granted that the Christian has the privilege of living among other Christians. Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and his enemies. For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work. “The Kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing who would ever have been spared?” (Luther).
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together, 17-18