Our car situation has been upgraded from Completely Hopeless to Very Difficult And Not Likely to Turn Out Well. That’s a little bit of ground gained.
I couldn’t help thinking of this scene from The Princess Bride, in which Miracle Max explains, “Mostly dead is a little bit alive.” Patty’s car, at present, is mostly dead: which means a little bit alive.
Well, we’re still here, which means God’s providence has never failed us. These things come along and stomp on our lives and try us. As bad as this car thing is, losing our cat Peep was worse; and Patty’s hernia was no picnic, either. It’s a fallen world and bits of it are always falling on us.
But God put us here and gave us the ability to help, and love, and care for, and comfort one another: that’s why we’re here. Just recently I’ve been surprised by how many people are willing to help us cope with this mess. Something to be kept in mind, from now on.
Thank you for your prayers.
And now I have to crank out a Newswithviews column.