Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday night.



The coffee pot is set up, ready to push the 'on' button in the morning. Dishwasher's unloaded.

We're all tired from our first long bike ride of the year, and will presumably sleep like logs. Previously, the boys could out-skate and out-ski me; now, they can out-bike me, too. So it goes.

The house was hot when we got home just an hour ago; I've got the deck doors next to my bedroom open and am enjoying the breeze and the sound of the breeze on the water. Somehow, the sound is more noticeable when it's dark.

Still thinking about what the pastor had to say this morning about how narcissism and loneliness have grown in our society in equal measure; the two go hand in hand. He challenged us to envision ourselves in the middle of a tic tac toe grid this week, and make sure we've met the people in the homes that correspond with the surrounding squares. Better yet, to know something that is important to each of them. I offer you the same challenge for your week.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

We go to the same church! I could name the neighbors, but sadly, not what is important to them....

beth lehman said...

Lecia - I got chills when I read this post. We were challenged yesterday in church to think about how we bear "witness" - to ourselves and to those around us. I am indeed, challenged.

Bettye Rainwater said...

"envision ourselves in the middle of a tic tac toe grid this week, and make sure we've met the people in the homes that correspond with the surrounding squares. Better yet, to know something that is important to each of them"

Wow. That is an excellent challenge. I will task myself with that this week, thank for sharing :-)

Bettye

emily said...

so true how the senses heighten in the dark. and read the article i linked to on twitter - about conversation vs. connection. it seems not unrelated to your pastor's comments, in a way.

Lecia said...

Anonymous: we just started going there! Needed a place with multiple services to be able to work around crazy Sunday morning hockey games, etc. Love it so far; such great children's programs, among other things.

Beth, Bettye: so glad to hear you're taking it on.

Emily: will look for the link you posted - thank you.

KPiep said...

You've a wise pastor!

molly said...

That is a poignant, haunting piece of wisdom, Lecia. Thank you for passing it one. I will carry it with me, this week.