When I was growing up in Ireland, we had more than our fair share of wet Wednesday afternoons. Trapped well between weekends, and with an evening full of homework ahead, I remember trudging back from school through a soaking drizzle. Weighed down with books, their pages wavy with dampness, and socks sodden with water that flowed in at the ankles and out at the toes, I was as happy as a cat in a bath (though not nearly so ferocious). The soul knows its own wet Wednesday afternoons. All prodigals, we walk home through a world blighted by Adam’s choice. …
Rev. Neil Stewart is pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Greensboro, N.C.