Walking Alone

Serenity or Convenience?

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.” ~ Unknown

Lately I have been pondering contentment versus comfort.

Last spring I established a new Sunday routine which paid off valuable benefits in terms of contentment. I began walking to church rather than driving giving me “spiritual time with nature” before the Sunday Service. I leave home early so I can stroll rather than hustle. As I move along I observe the clouds, the skies, the birds and bees, flowers and trees noticing all of God’s creation. It’s a good way to pay attention to the little things thus, it’s an exercise in attentiveness.

When winter came around, I gave up my Sunday routine all for the sake of ease and comfort. I drove, relieving myself one day of the week from walking outside in the elements. It would be a good way to be kind to myself; so I thought.

A few Sunday’s ago I reverted back to my spring, summer and fall routine which has sort of a “Rockwellian” feel to it. Now I question my judgment of driving to church all winter. It feels wonderful to get back to Sunday strolls.

Was the convenience truly worth it? Wouldn’t experiencing frosty temperatures for a little while make entering into a warm sanctuary feel even more comforting and embracing?  I wonder.

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