Sunday, July 02, 2006

What You Learn In The Summer

When you get up in the morning, bathe and drive 30 minutes to church, and then go to IKEA and then come home and pick up around the house a little bit and eat a dish of ice cream outside while you read the paper, that's pretty much a full day.

By the time you are done doing that it is about 6:15 and it's getting to be time for dinner and you want to change out of your church clothes and eat something and maybe read a little bit, and that's it.

And that counts as a whole day, even if you didn't read or study or respond to any crises or talk on the phone (except for half hour to a friend who's going through a terrible divorce) or go to a meeting or think deep thoughts (although you did read a little bit of Bonhoeffer in the bathtub) or do anything particular on behalf of world peace or global warming.

You learn in the summertime that you are still are a beloved child of God, even if you didn't do much but go to church and IKEA and eat some ice cream.

Ain't that-a good news.


Blogger Songbird said...

Just about the best good news there is! What kind of ice cream?

Blogger PeaceBang said...

Starbucks Latte! With dark chocolate chips added!

Blogger Songbird said...

Organic Cookies and Cream for me, either Stonyfield or Alden's. Delicious!


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