The printer was making its 87th copy when someone said out loud what I’m guessing we’d all been thinking: “How ironic to be handing out the first edition of our paper newsletter on the Sunday where we’re talking about the climate crisis!”
I recently took one of those “which presidential candidate do you most align with” quizzes. It was a really extensive version, but even still I was surprised that one of the questions was “should college classes have ‘trigger warnings’ for their students?”
Ever since Sunday’s service, where Rev. Sean described how emotions are just feelings with a story attached, I’ve been trying to pay attention to the stories I’m caught in.
There’s something about the car that (still) puts my middle-school-age children in bad moods. It’s why I start every car ride asking them what song we should play. Or, if things are really bad, I choose one that is irresistibly feel-good…
Emotions are sneaky, inefficient, disruptive–they can pull us under or allow us to fly– and feelings are real. You have them, and so does every single other person around you.