the mundane: my feet hurt. i stand on cement most of the day. i need better shoes. there's been a lot of turnover, staff-wise at my job. so instead of being part-time, i have a full slate of shifts each week. having a 5 day work week again takes some getting used to. all those with regular jobs reading this just cursed me out. it's okay, that's what i would do too.
the thought provoking: i watched hotel rwanda the other night. i felt sick to my stomach, similar to when i read jesus land. injustice and abuse on an individual or a large scale is hard to witness. i wonder how and why these things happen. perhaps god should just send a flood again and try something else. i know that's a harsh thought; i don't dare to assume i'd make it onto the ark. i just wonder what god's up to in the midst of all this. i realize that it's not so hard to see why my teacher should pitch religion altogether; it's difficult to have faith. and somehow i still chose to.
the down low: there may be an opportunity to work in youth ministry again. still too early to say, but it looks promising and i am intrigued. it has been easy for me to forget that this situation i have been in for the past year is temporary and largely in-between. and now the chance to be somewhere for a good length of time doing something i love is exciting and highlighted again this state of limbo. so if you remember, please pray.
also: if your a NPR nerd, last week's this american life broadcast was about the ten commandments. it spans the poignant, the quirky and everything in between. check it.