This web log is a place to conduct a conversation on the elusive nature or features of listening to and following God’s will. That is, it is concerned with the “how and why” of seeing with Eyes of Faith. Besides the “how and why” it is also about the “what.” What does one see in the world through Eyes of Faith? This component of the weblog is, alas, likely to be the preponderant content for some time. Seeing with eyes of faith is ultimately about viewing the world as a creature of a personal God.
According to this Reuters report, "A runaway ostrich that eluded police caused severe damage when it attacked a Mercedes car during a three-hour rampage." The article goes on to offer an almost fawning appreciation of the speed and power of a full-grown ostrich: "The ostrich is the largest of birds and can weigh at least 400 pounds (182 kilograms). It is also the fastest creature on two legs and can run up to 43 mph (70 km/h)." Can this be the source of the near universal admiration politicians have for ostriches? What politician has not, from time to time, been known to bury his head in the sand? What politician has not lusted after positions where he or she could throw their weight around? What politician has not suffered immensely a virtually existential angst from their inability to react to events with blinding speed? What Mercedes car will not live in mortal terror of ostriches from now on?