I had to travel downtown this week. I don’t particularly like going downtown. I never have, no matter which city has been my home or where I’ve traveled. Whether it’s Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, or even someplace seemingly a bit more tame, I just prefer to stay in the suburbs.
Downtowns are busy. They’re noisy. They’re sometimes confusing. They are dirty. They smell. Yes, cities can be fun and beautiful and full of history. I suppose it’s all part of their appeal, this strange dichotomy between chaos and the manufactured serenity of days gone by. Still, I like calm and quiet. My life is hectic enough without my surroundings contributing to the clamor!
So, grumbling as I went, I found myself downtown. It was…eerie. During what should have been a bustling, busy day, there were few cars on the streets. Pedestrians normally line the streets, rushing to their destinations, hurriedly crossing the street just as the light changes. But on this day, the number of such people could be counted on two hands. Our city is now quiet. And while it’s a bit glorious from an introvert’s perspective, it’s a grim and sobering reality. Things have changed and are changing. If we haven’t realized this yet, it’s time we did so that we can begin adapting.
It all makes me long for that promised, eternal, heavenly home. It’s the one city that actually appeals to me! But until we get there, let’s try to find a bit of tranquility and embrace it as we enjoy our week in review (kind of):
- Thoughts on wisdom from Proverbs 8.
- More thoughts on wisdom from Proverbs, this time Proverbs 31. That’s right, this chapter is not about some unattainable goal for women, so let’s stop teaching it that way.
- Oddly enough, going to a football game during Covid sounds pretty good to me. Only 6,000 people in the whole stadium? Sign me up!
- Are science and faith mutually exclusive and hopelessly irreconcilable?
- I added this book to my wishlist.
- Here’s your weekly dose of adorable.
- Ah, yes, the new Bible fallacy. I suspect we’re all a bit familiar with this.
- Things you may not have known about Audrey Hepburn.
- I haven’t watched this in its entirety yet but it should be interesting.
- I feel like it’s mandatory that I link to this after today’s intro.
He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!Revelation 22:20