Because life is a series of edits

Swinging for the Trees

In Seminary Tychicus on September 7, 2005 at 6:12 am

Last night at about 9:15 p.m., Learner was walking home from his Theology and Practice of Prayer class (the last of a long day’s worth) when he looked over at the campus playground and saw a grown man, alone in full motion, swinging on the playground swingset.

The sight of this 225-pound adult – legs pumping and head and upper body thrown back for momentum – coupled with the evening’s teaching that prayer need not be long, eloquent, or intense to be done or effectual, caused Learner to stop in his tracks to offer a prayer to God asking for a similar lightness of spirit.

“Swinging for the trees,” Learner said. “The man on the swing, too.”

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