Archive for January, 2020


Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

The problem with choice is that sometimes people and robots don’t choose what you wish they would.

Cog, by Greg van Eekhout, p. 134

Photo: South Riding, Virginia, December 26, 2019

A Heart for Us

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Jesus called Simon to join him as he was. He did not make him confess his sins, get a higher SAT score, or improve his resume for a few years and reapply. Jesus knew he could expand Simon’s capacity to love by offering him grace. When we realize that God has a heart for us, it enables our hearts to expand. That experience may be what allowed Simon to put his shame or his guilt in perspective. It may be why Jesus later changed Simon’s name to Peter, to focus his attention on his strengths and future rather than on his past.

— Tom Berlin, Reckless Love, p. 38

Photo: Overlooking Los Angeles, January 1, 2020