Of course, any family walk is often punctuated with the question of ‘where are we going?’ or ‘are we there yet? Both these questions highlight the need we have to know to have some vision of the end of what we are doing.
In the midst of a year which has been full of disappointment and challenges. Suffering and grieving. It is perhaps not surprising, in the midst of all these challenges, that the results of the election in the United States has resulted in a sense of release causing people there to run into the streets dancing and singing.
In times of elections, such as the current one in the USA. Or when government decisions loom as large as they do at the moment – the word ‘elect’ feels connected to winners and losers.
But you never know what Saturday will bring. And it is always worth being ready for something to happen on Saturday which impacts everybody and needs to be addressed on Sunday.
How awful it would be not to ask any more questions of a teacher like Jesus, because you don’t know the answer.
The face of our nation and our community will be changed. We will all be changed.
Yesterday we got Monopoly out to play as a family for the first time.
A colleague had to spend the day rowing a boat up river to be part of a shoot for Pink Floyd’s Echoes – the Best of Pink Floyd album cover.
Eating together is important for us all, for our families and our friends, it is over a meal where we have the time to listen to each other and it is over food that we find a common need to nourish ourselves.