"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Paul to the persecuted at Philippi (2:5-11)
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Driving through Sewickley, in the rain, I looked over and saw (not heard, not over my radio giving me the daily news) a guy playing a violin. He stood there alone under an awning of an empty storefront (unusual to find an empty store in upscale little Sewickley) and played the violin. Its also unusual to find "street performers" in such a small town. It felt like he was just there to practice or something. I couldn't resist turning off my radio, putting down my window despite the cold rain, and listening while I waited for the light to turn green. Whoever you are, thanks. Then on my way home I heard a commercial for the Libertarian presidential candidate. That's the first time I think I've ever heard a third party candidate broadcast on the mainstream media, even if it was just the radio. Cool. Its about time some alternatives got some steam in this country. Of course the two, the violin and the election commercial couldn't be more different. Except that both were unexpected enough to be a little out of place. And both made me smile. Not everything in America has to fit the mold. Yeah, that's encouraging.