Learning to See
Life is a gravely serious thing. It is graced with plenty of joy and rest and simple work, and it can appear unendingly mundane – but beneath the calm surface are dreadful currents. We shape our eternal souls as we move through our days, however mundane they are; we are beings who fit ultimately not in malls or suburbs or polished church services, but in either heaven or hell; the loving God who is our only hope and comfort is at the same time our only fear, and is sovereign and inscrutable; the Christian life, beneath any niceness or smiles, consists of dying; and Christians follow a crucified Lord in the world that crucified Him. Eternity weighs on everything.