- Crossing the Minch for the first time.
- Watching a ship going through the Panama Canal.
- Shaking hands with Samuel Escobar in the queue for breakfast at a conference.
- Listening to a US man telling me about his legal marihuana-growing business, over lunch in my church in Colombia.
- Finding a young woman unconscious on the pavement on my way to work.
- Discovering Romans 5:17.
- Spotting a scorpion crawling out of my flatmate’s bedroom.
- Witnessing two American (I mean US) men brawling on a flight in Colombia. The Colombians booed and jeered and the woman beside me said, “Gringo go home”. One brave Colombian stood between them.
- Seeing the oldest evidence of Christianity in Scotland. (The Latinus Stone, from ca. 450AD).
- A frosty day out in Ulm, Germany, with an old friend.
From their voices, they were eight or nine years old, but I didn’t see them.
Speaker A: I’m not wearing my school socks, look. I hate my school socks.
Speaker B: So do I! They’re so annoying.
A: I’m putting all my clothes in my bag.
B: I’m not. My bag is SO small.
A: So you and Tanya are like related?
A: Because you are the same religion?
A: I don’t really know about religion because I don’t have one…People who have a religion have to respect people who don’t have one.
B: And people who don’t have one, have to respect those who do.
A: Yeah. It’s the same for everyone.
PS I’m in Scotland, lying low for just now, but this was too good not to share.Share this post: