The Last Sunday of the Month (a svithe)


This morning we woke to a dead fridge and so before church we threw everything into a couple boxes and I drove to my sister's apartment and dumped all our food into her fridge. Where it remains now. I guess we'll be going over there for dinner.

Buying a new fridge is not something we're terribly excited to do. We're hoping to move soon and if things work out as preferred, there should be no fridge buying or fridge transporting as part of that future.

On the other hand, just choosing to live without a fridge is somewhat of a strange idea. Sure, our ancestors did it, but our ancestors didn't have ice cream.

This being a svithe, it is now time for me to turn all this into a godly metaphor, and here that metaphor comes:

Life often provides surprising and unpleasant turns, and sometimes, when we're being crushed by Fortuna's wheel, we're left without terrific options for extricating ourselves. But we must keep proceeding through this life, we must move forward, otherwise we remain crushed. Now I don't know what solution we'll arrive at for our fridge problem, but we have been given the power to overcome that loss. God hasn't asked us to give up ice cream; he just lets us figure out the hows on our own.

This is a pretty good assessment of my view on faith. Faith isn't a highly detailed roadmap; faith is more of an attitude--an attitude that lets us follow a detail-free roadmap and be happy at the same time.

Can I have an amen?

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  1. Amen. Do your landlords not provide a fridge, and hence its replacement? Or is it just another case of your landlords being Evil?

  2. The landlords around here do not provide fridges, it's very strange. So even though they are evil, the dead fridge is not their problem but ours. Wish us luck on fiding one tomorrow.

  3. Too bad! I will wish you luck on both finding a new fridge as well as getting out of that area! Have you heard any more on if your evil landlords will let you out of your contract?

  4. And to look at the bright side, maybe you'll be able to find a good deal on a Memorial Day sale...

  5. Buy a miniature refridgerator, then you don't have to worry so much about future transportation of said appliance, because smaller ones fit just about anywhere.

    But then, I guess it all depends on how soon you hope to plan to move.

  6. But Rachel...you can't keep ice cream in a mini fridge. That's the whole point! ;)

  7. I am glad to see that you are getting a new fridge. I was afraid to say "amen" because "amen" can bind the sayer to an oath of agreement until fulfillment, and I didn't want to get bound into an oath to not use a fridge until you got one.

    But, now I will freely say, amen.

  8. You keep ice cream in the fridge?

  9. Actually, some of the miniature fridges DO have a freezer compartment. I thought about buying one to keep in my closet, but I don't have any electrical outlets in there which sort of puts a damper on things.

  10. Amen to your definition of faith...I like that. Faith really is -- or at least it should be -- a happy attitude. So yes -- Thank You and Amen.