Today is April 1, and we still have a few feet of snow in our yard. March brought storm after storm, and Spring is late in our part of the world. We might think it’s bad, but our exchange student from South America feels much worse.
He arrived on the 14th, just after one storm and in time for another the following day. We try to convince him this is not normal, and it will all be different, hopefully soon. It’s a challenge trying to describe to him what our community will look when all of the snow has melted.
We can all create a mental picture of the communities we live, work, and worship in. People, places, monuments, attractions. Our picture tends to include what we enjoy and are proud of. But what about those elements of our community we choose to keep out of our picture? Do we know what they are? Is our attitude toward them the same as Heaven’s?