Toilet Humor: I was at a coffee shop in Waveland, MS yesterday and had to use the restroom. When I entered, I saw this picture on the lid and thought it was hilarious.
Grief and Sadness: Our local library sells tons of books for 50 cents and a $1 (hardback). It has been a great way to build our home library with meaningful literature. One book that I bought yesterday was Awaking from Grief. I am not sure that I have sorted through all of my grief resulting from the tragic death of my precious dad. So, I think this book might help. I miss him terribly. The book immediately grabbed my attention with these two compelling statements: “We live in a culture that has sought to protect us from sadness. But we live in a world where sadness is inevitable. So we have a problem.” That helps my soul breathe.
Infanticide: Infanticide is the intentional killing of infants or offspring. I work at Enlightium Academy, and this is in the curriculum concerning Athens in ancient Greece: If a family simply did not desire a child because it inconvenienced them or took away from their personal pleasures, they had the right to dispose of it. The decision whether or not to keep the child could be made any time within the child’s first ten days of life. Infanticide was often accomplished by exposing the newborn child to the natural elements. I share this because it is so easy for people to think that the moral climate of their day is worse than it has ever been in human history. But I am not so sure. I read this and thought about abortion. While women get abortions for numerous reasons, many are no doubt performed because a person does not want to be “hindered” in their pursuit of the “good life” as it is defined in our society: being able to do what you want when you want to do it, financial freedom, self-expression, etc.
Kobe Bryant on Marriage: A few years ago, I was shocked to hear that Kobe and his daughter had died in a helicopter crash. This morning, I read an article about something he said in an interview in 2015 after having to fight for his marriage due to his unfaithfulness. Here are his words: “But you know, my reputation as an athlete is that I’m extremely determined, and that I will work my ass off. How could I do that in my professional life if I wasn’t like that in my personal life, when it affects my kids. It wouldn’t make any sense.”