1. So, the message at church today was on Galatians 5:26-6:5, so “One” feels like an appropriate follow-up to that. We get to carry each other. It’s a privilege, after all. I’m so bad about carrying other people’s burdens, and about letting them carry mine. But the thing is, in Jesus, we really do have the freedom to do that, because His yoke is easy and His burden’s light. Grace is an easy thing to shoulder.
2. There’s this document from the early church called “The Acts of Paul and Thecla”–there are some rather dodgy details in there, so it may not be true, but it was written in the first century and therefore kind of close to when the apostles actually lived. Anyway, it has this description of Paul in it: “a man small in size, bald-headed, bandy-legged, well-built, with eyebrows meeting, rather long-nosed, full of grace. For sometimes he seemed like a man, and sometimes he had the countenance of an angel.” I don’t know why, but that strikes me as rather cool–Paul, this short, bald, bowlegged guy with a unibrow and a big nose, who was so full of grace that he looked like an angel anyway. I love that. I can’t wait to meet the guy to see if it’s actually true. 🙂
3. This sounds fascinating: If you can’t get to that article (I think it requires you to log in), what they’re doing is a bilingual version of West Side Story, so all the Puerto Ricans would be speaking Spanish where they’d actually be speaking Spanish in real life, and it’d have Latinos cast in those roles. (Previous stagings had a lot of white people playing the Sharks, except for maybe Rita Moreno.)
4. I’m moving a week from Saturday, so posting might be pretty light around here for a bit. Hope y’all are doing okay. 🙂