June 15th, 2006


Friends, Books, Dung Beatles

Friends are coming today. Two friends who spent eight months in Sweden with Abby and I are stopping for a visit. I’ll be leaving work early and venturing to Minneapolis to meet with them and her. I think of how strangely my life has changed since I said goodbye to them in Sweden and I am curious to know how this last year has changed them as well. (For anyone from Holsby: they are Daniel and Shana).
I finished reading Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying - a very difficult book to follow.  I am about to start on Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain. Has anyone read this?
I end with a quote:
 Theology is the study of God and his ways. For all we know, dung beetles may study us and our ways and call it humanology. If so, we would probably be more touched and amused than irritated. One hopes that God feels likewise.     - Frederich Buechner


He takes us from the poverty of his incarnation through the agony of his passion to the victory of his resurrection and the glory of his ascension.