“We have such a long way to go,” sighed the boy. “Yes, but look how far we’ve come,” said the horse. — Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse.
I received the most delightful surprise for Christmas: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy. Disguised as a children’s book, it is filled with wisdom like the quote above.
Sure, I already ‘know’ most of what these wise characters say, but it felt like finding a beloved treasure I had forgotten about to re-experience this wisdom in this unique way.
Perhaps one of the best treasures offered in this book — for the times we’re living in — is “One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things.” (wisdom offered to the boy by the mole)
Another treasure found was learning about Women’s Christmas (January 6th) from Jan Richardson and her free retreat materials to help us make the most of the day. (See below for details).
And wisdom I eagerly anticipate receiving comes next week with our conversation with Pastor John Garland on how praying and singing the Psalms helps heal trauma.
Like steppingstones carrying us forward in 2021, may wisdom find you in delightfully surprising ways and may it ease your journey through this year.