I’ve got in the habit of writing blogs on my laptop. It is a Macbook, if that means anything to you. If I said it is a grown-up iPad, then that might help you to comprehend it a bit better.
When I got it, it was so I could do non-work things on this new toy. It is certainly excellent for running my preferred software for editing movies, but it has yet to take over my life. I think blogging is probably a non-work thing. I mean, when I pray, do I pray as the vicar, or do I pray as me? I pray as me, of course, who happens to have the privilege of being vicar, though I suppose I do occasionally pray vicar prayers. But I do mean them, as me!
In my life so far, there have been objects I have really wanted. My first pair of walking boots was one of those things, bought from the Army and Navy stores in Leicester. I cherished them, put dubbin on them regularly, and even walked to town in them now and again – which was frowned upon by my experienced walker friends.
My first Bible – a little King James, and my preferred Bible – a well-worn red-letter New American Standard, are both objects in that category. Neither are leather bound, so I don’t apply dubbin to them, in case you were wondering.
The Macbook, the Boots, and even my Bibles, have not taken over my life, though they are things I treasure.
‘You are the light of the world,’ said Jesus. We are the things he treasures, acquired through his love. We should treasure each other. He said that too. This is my commandment…