We Need Some Kind of Tomorrow
There's nothing at all romantic in a story about a guy who flies from one location to the other, checks luggage, falls asleep watching in-flight movies, eats peanuts from a tiny bag, and arrives at his destination, stiff and jetlagged, but none the worse for the wear.
But change the method of transportation, and turn the story into a road trip across the country, full of small towns, creepy gas stations, seedy motels, and sing-alongs to the radio with the windows down, and you've got yourself something worth reading.
Everyone needs a road trip now and again.
The slower pace of a multi-day trip on the road can serve to remind us that we occupy merely a tiny place in a great big world full of places we have not yet seen and discoveries we have not yet made.
Me and you, we got more yesterday than anybody. We need some kind of tomorrow.
May you discover the unifying spirit that comes from connection---even with those with whom you have deep disagreements. May you embody Christ, and may Christ be embodied to you. And may the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you now and always. Amen.