There is something incredible about seeing a gorgeous piece of architecture. Or a long smooth highway. Or to ponder the system that gets food from the field into the grocery store into your pantry and onto your table. It’s amazing.
But systems are fragile. Their strength is also their weakness. They lack flexibility.
They all break down.
This revelation is terrifying. And we wanna scream,
‘Give us a warning! When will this happen?’
But ages come to an end. They come, and they go. They just do.
(My daily lectionary take: Mark 13:1-4)