“I am old, Gandalf. I don’t look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts.
Well-preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched,
if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread.
That can’t be right. I need a change, or something.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
(clipart image of a melting pat of butter)
I’ve been heard, as of late, to lament that I feel as if I am a melting pat of butter.
I am tired.
Simply melting away.
But really, who isn’t tired these days?
Work from home folks.
We are all so, so tired.
Remember, you can go to Walmart or the liquor store…but you can’t go to Chruch.
We are tired of mixed messages.
We are tired of lockdowns.
We are tired of politicians.
We are tired of not being able to work.
We are tired of not being able to move.
We are tired of not being able to pay our bills.
We are tired.
We are tired of being told what to do.
We are tired of being told what not to do.
We don’t know who to believe.
Our leaders are a mixed bag of nuts.
As in many are truly nuts.
And we are tired of nuts.
And so I cling to the One constant…
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.