As you can tell, “The Daily Three” is not-so-daily, but I’ve never been one to pass on a rhyming title. Maybe I’ll come up with something more accurate, but not today.
- Something Good: I have a little organ student who began her lessons very shy. Now, she skips across the choir loft, eager to share what she’s been practicing. When I play on Sundays, she mimes along. It is good to have such a dedicated student. It is also good to remember that, no matter how insignificant you might think your job is, there is a child out there who thinks you have the coolest job in the world. When we were kids, my brother wanted to be a ticket-taker at Disneyland. Point made. Adults might forget it, but kids frequently remind us that our work is meaningful.
- Something True: As you know, I’m a big fan of the Becket Cook Show. His most recent episode is an interview with the pastor whose sermon was instrumental in his conversion. Grace and truth abound: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4tfjOaod44EZkBM0HGLihY?si=_SEweWTqTdG3y3NIzf8cRw&nd=1
- Something Beautiful: I recently finished reading The Grapes of Wrath. I should have read it long ago, but I am also glad that I have so many great novels left to discover. This book is packed with beautiful writing, but not in a sentimental, polished, comfortable sort of way. Instead, it left me uncomfortable, convicted, and sorrowful. But this can be beautiful too. This book is about resilience, strength, and human dignity in the face of environmental catastrophe and economic injustice. Its words were a gorgeous gut punch. My one complaint is that, unlike the VeggieTales version, there was not a single singing vegetable or musical fruit…