Good Morning, God!
When we were in Boston I was struck by how many ways our church here in Honolulu resembled the churches in Boston.
I’m smiling, God! We humans do love a model!
And, although the Park Street Church is a bit thinner and perhaps, more elegant, still they are pretty much the same. And speaking of models — when we went into the Boston Public Library we saw marble busts of the donors dressed like Romans complete with togas.
That’s not too surprising as the very definition of well educated was to have a CLASSICAL education. School boys in England learned Greek and Latin into the 20th Century — and that brings up all sorts of thoughts on education, God. (I will try not to go into the fact it was the BOYS that were educated._
Our brains seem to be designed to prune away that which is not used. In fact, it seems that a part of the brain that is heavily used might well encroach on neighboring brain space. Of course, we certainly come with “gifts”. Both Suzy and Ian have amazing memories. And they seem to have had them right from the start.
Now, IF I really WANTED to improve my memory –I could exercise it. I could devote time to memorizing verses, German words, etc. Because, this whole question of gifts and effort is tightly interwoven.
However, here I sit, sipping a wee bit of coffee (after my tea) and nibbling chocolate (dark) and thinking that I am glad I have a day at home — filled with walking and talking with friends and a massage with my Mom. Easy is so appealing.
Hmmm. I am over my jet lag. My desk has been beat back to normal clutter. My TO DO LIST is not attacking me. Today, God, I shall focus on enjoying and appreciating my life and the lovely people in it. Maybe — later — I will turn my mind to Other Things? Like writing our Compassion Children?