Matt and I were talking the other day about how glad we are that people don't say "co-ink-i-dink" anymore. (ex: "Really? Me too! What a coinkidink!") But if I were to speak of coincidences, I might point out how strange it is that Matt is very fond of primates, and there he is, standing like Rafiki. How strange is that. I might even go so far as to point out that my apron and heels were purchased separately, yet the tone of blue matches almost perfectly (an important detail to be aware of when cooking in the kitchen.) I tell you, sometimes life is just too crazy.
Sometimes it feels like life is very thematic. (Do you think so?) For this one class, we talked once about organizing books into sets -- compiling little sets that all have one thing in common, like courage or miscommunication or anything really. Well anyway, ever since that class I tend to put things together; not on purpose, I just do.
So: Lately it seems like everything I see and read and hear about has to do with forgiveness. A few weeks ago I wrote about this (it's called "Merry Christmas") so I won't go on and on - my dad says he only likes to chew his cud once and I guess that makes sense. I just want to say that last night Matt and I saw The Prestige at the budget, and it was so very good. Very, very good. And it made me think of Munich (have you seen that yet? If not, you should okay?) And thinking of Munich made me think of Blood of Abraham which made me think of Soul on Ice, and of course all of these all together made me think of What's So Amazing About Grace. That book was just mind-blowing to me; it gave me a whole new perspective of politics and a new perspective of the old testament (mainly the book of Jeremiah, which is so very beautiful and I never understood it before.) Anyway, so I got home last night, thinking about these things, and flipped open Newsweek to the last page, and it was like reading a tiny-little spin-off of the book. Anyway, I don't have much to say about it, except that I think it's awesome how God can really hammer an idea into your head, make it unavoidable for you.
Has he been teaching you about something lately? I mean, you don't have to say a list of books or something, I'm just curious if everything has to do with the same thing for you too?