Sunday, January 06, 2008

The Spiritual Journey: Off to a Slow Start

"Church bells ring, are you listening?" No, that's not how the song goes but this morning, for the first time EVER living in my Tallahassee apartment I heard church bells. Maybe it was a sign from above wanting me to get moving at 8 a.m. I rolled over and slept another 45 minutes before beginning my weekly chores.

While I could start reading the Bible or Koran (which I have on hand) I picked up a copy of "The Watchtower" (the Jehovah Witness magazine) in the laundromat (I use the one at the apartment complex). I'm now noticing it's dated November 2005! Suppose the message is still the same.

I also picked up a copy of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs. It's labeled as "Humor" vs. Spiritual or Religion but am sure will be relevant to my journey. I'm also reading Jack Kerouac's On the Road (absolutely nothing about spirituality but about travel) but hope to finish The Year of Living Biblically by the end of the month.

2 comments:

Matthew said...

On the Road is my bible and probably the only book I can bring to China (and I think I will bring it back when I go home in a few weeks). It's my goal to be able to read it in Chinese in another couple years.

JA Huber said...

I've only read the first chapter and want to make sure I devote the right of amount of time to savor it!