During the last few weeks we have taken a look at various things people do to connect with God in personal and sustained ways. I’ve been using Gary Thomas’ book, “Sacred Pathways: Discovering Your Soul’s Path to God,” as a reference and I have thoroughly enjoyed writing this series. The diversity of people with whom we live — and the ways they naturally interact with God as well as friends and family —explains in great part why we behave the way we do; why we make the choices we make; how we process information and respond to life as it unfolds.
Gas costs 10 cents per gallon, but on the drive home from filling the tank, a car may be delayed by cows crossing the road. Lanterns were the mode of lighting, even after the introduction of electricity, since it wasn’t on 24 hours a day. Trucks with benches passed as school buses and bartering for gas, eggs and chickens took the place of using money.