Not exactly a lazy Sunday.
I like to take it easy on Sundays. Ha, I like to take it easy every day actually – but especially Sundays. Today, like most Sundays, I just kinda hung out. Put my feet up, played some video games with Andrew, watched some football… EZ does it…
Physically I took it easy. Mentally – quite the workout today!
At church we are in the second week (first “discussion” week) of a small group study called Starting Point. We talked about why the Scripture matters to us, where we see God in our personal story, and we read the David & Goliath story. It was a good discussion & really started my brain churning.
In Sunday school, Andrew learned about Noah & the Ark, so he & I talked a little about that.
—Tangent alert— note: I know the jist of some of these Bible stories, but I’m quickly learning thats about all I know. For example, I know God was mad at mankind for how they were living so He planned to flood the world. He told Noah who was a good man to build an ark and get 2 of every animal so that the earth could be repopulated. Noah does all this, God floods the world then eventually everything dries up & God puts up a rainbow as His promise that He won’t flood the world again. I also knew that David killed Goliath with something like a sling shot & that David also grows up to be a king. My know how with these stories isn’t much.
Anyway, the actual sermon today was on the parable of the shrewd manager. Not exactly the easiest parable to understand. Back at the house I’m reading a book called Velvet Elvis which they read at church awhile back. I was able to attend the classes but saw the book at the library so I picked it up & its been very engrossing so far.
So to recap, my spiritual day has included:
- David & Goliath
- Noah & the Ark
- Parable of the shrewd manager
- Velvet Elvis
- reflection on how & where I see God in my story
I’m not complaining, one of the biggest things I enjoy about regularly attending church is how I’m constantly being challenged to rethink things. Sometimes, I didn’t even realize there was a different side of something.
I’m just saying I don’t really know the last time my brain was given such a workout. I feel the burn but its a good burn.
Add to all that I’ve had a fantasy football team to manage!
Man, I’ve had the synapses firing today!! Fun stuff.