Sunday, September 9, 2001

Sep 09 2001

Today was a religious experience. No, I didn’t have a religious experience; the day was just an experience, religiously-speaking.

I finally made it to church this morning, for the first time in two months. I enjoyed the service, not surprisingly, including a sermon on Ezra and Nehemiah and how they relate to the modern church (there are quite a lot of parallels, really).

After lunch I mowed the lawns, then hurriedly prepared a meal of pork chops, potatos, and corn. For dessert we had baked apples stuffed with raisins and mint. The meal was tasty, but my stomach was upset so I never sampled the apples. Maybe later.

I then drove back to The Falls Church to take part in Kairos, a worship service sorta thing for folks in their 20’s and 30’s. I mentally idled during the praise music — I’m no fan of the genre — but the sermon was fantastic. Andy Crouch talked about the birth and purpose of humanity, that we’re made to make things and to maintain things. No other creatures on the face of the planet create or cultivate the way human beings do. It’s a rare gift.

And that was about it. I’m afraid I’m too tired to offer commentary at this point.

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