Let’s practice, let’s participate

My earliest memories hearken back to a childhood home on a remote eastern Montana prairie (population: 23, which included neighboring farmers). We had no indoor plumbing, electricity, or telephone. An outside pump provided our water. And it had to be pumped! There was plenty of water underground, but in order to bring it to the surface, we had to “prime the pump.” Priming consisted of pouring water into the pump before pumping, as a dry pump produced nothing.

Isn’t this like many everyday experiences? There is food in the kitchen, but it has to be prepared; there is gas in the car, but the car has to be started before the gas does any good; there may be money in the bank, but we have to access it before spending. 

‘In the midst’ with the Christ
November 6, 2017

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