I read Home while traveling on a plane. Oh my goodness! I was quite the sight as I laughed OUT LOUD for 3 straight hours. I didn’t care if I was more annoying than a crying baby. No one was going to stop the amount of joy I got from Sophie’s book.
Being that I spent 20 years in full time church ministry chapter 18 had me especially giggly. All the words and phrases that Christians over use are so spot on.
The one I am especially latched onto right now is the word “seasons.” I say it to myself and others ALL.THE.TIME.
“Oh, it is just a season.”
“Don’t worry about it. This season will pass.”
“I just love this season of life.”
Because I happen to be in a tough season as we wait and wait and keep waiting for answers regarding transition (another one of those words we love) the over use of the word season is driving me bonkers.
I suppose we get it from Ecclesiastes 3.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”
I act like this tough season will end and I will magically swoop into a season of only fruit and flowers but the truth is that all seasons have highs and lows, flowers and rain, snow and ice, sun and stars so the questions isn’t, when will this season end? It is, what can I learn from this season and how will it help grow me in the one to come?
I would enjoy hearing your take on the word “seasons.” What does it mean to you?
What word had you smirking in chapter 18?