"Civil courage...depends on a God who demands responsible action in a bold venture of faith, and who promises forgiveness and consolation to the man who becomes a sinner in that venture." --Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Good Sabbath! Where to begin...? I feel like I grew ten years older today. Just today! It's amazing sometimes how life works like that.
Today I'm blown away by something rather ordinary.
A child playing games with me- imagination games about dinasaurs who play hide and seek and airplanes made of kiddy chairs.
My mother's hands making my favorite meal (mashed potatoes, scalped potatoes, fried potatoes, french fries, potato chips.)
My jacket that is like my best friend some days. The one that I always wear, that smells like me, and fits me like a glove.
All this reminds me of one simple thing:
Love is as practical as a potatoe.
Every day it becomes less and less of an emotion to me and more and more of a reality- a reality as real as my worn out shoes, my journals, my own special life story. It's a state of being. It doesn't come and go like human emotions do.
It doesn't stay only for the good days. It doesn't make the bad days go away forever. It is always there even when we are blind to it.