Monthly Musings: Three discoveries in March

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I know it’s a little late since we’re already a week into April, but here are a few of my discoveries from March (in no particular order):

  • I really like lemon iced tea (and not just the bottled version), but I still dislike the taste of hot tea, even when it smells wonderful. Go figure.
  • Adelaide Writers’ Week introduced to me the short stories of Cate Kennedy (Like a House on Fire) and the micro fiction of Angela Meyer (Captives). I’ve tended not been a great fan of short stories, but after sampling the work of these two writers, I think I’ll be back for more. Clever, insightful, entertaining and thought-provoking.
  • Luke 9:51 “As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.” A friend recently noted that she had always interpreted that verse as “the time approached for him to be killed … to die …” but that’s not what it actually says. And I realised that I’ve always interpreted it that way too. Yes, Jesus faced death on the cross as he headed toward Jerusalem, but I don’t think he was focussed on that. I don’t think that’s why he was resolute. Hebrews 12:2b tells us that “For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” I think that when Jesus resolutely set his face to Jerusalem he was looking far beyond the cross. He knew what the outcome would be. He did not falter, and we receive the blessing of his sacrifice.

What did you discover in March?

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