It looks like we really might be able to go to New York City after all. The only thing is: we aren't sure we can still find a hotel at this late date. We have someone who will take Scout, which is not a minor feat. Our friends have still left their calendar open for showing us around. We know almost nothing about airline tickets or how to get from respective airports to where we might be staying. Still, I'm optimistic.
I had a little post earlier today, but I deleted it. Brain fatigue made it less than illuminating, I thought.
I had been thinking so heavily about saints lately, and living a holy life. So at the same time I've been thinking about the Reformation emphasis on salvation by faith. The reformers became fairly adamant about not trusting any of our own "good works" for salvation, but simply trusting Jesus' work for us.
This gives rise to the story of the Lutheran clergyman who, on his deathbed, was certain that he was going to heaven, because he couldn't remember ever having done a good work!
I guess if you never do a good work, you will never been tempted to "trust in them."
I'm not sure if this is any more illuminating.
Sigh. I'm still tired.
It's cold and windy here. SNOW FLURRIES.
Scout and I are going for a walk. Afterwards, maybe I'll delete this post again and start over.