Mortals give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore;
Life up your heart, life up your voice,
Rejoice, again I say, Rejoice!
I love this next quote by the mysterious Tristan Gylberd. The real drama of everyday banalities. The affairs of ordinary people. It’s time – isn’t it? – to focus on our daily work, our personal relationships, doing all to the glory of God.
Politics is important.
But it is not all-important.
That is not just a modern phenomenon.
It has always been a fact of life.
Many who live and die by the electoral sword will certainly be shocked to discover that most of the grand-glorious headline-making events in the political realm today will go down in the annals of time as mere backdrops to the real drama of everyday banalities.
But it is so.
As much emphasis as is placed on campaigns, primaries, caucuses, conventions, elections, statutes, administrations, surveys, polls, trends, and policies these days, most of us know full well that the import of fellow workers, next door neighbors, close friends, and family members is actually far greater.
Despite all the hype, hoopla, and hysteria of sensational turns-of-events, the affairs of ordinary people who tend their gardens and raise their children and perfect their trades and mind their businesses are, in the end, more important.
Just like they always have been.
Just like they always will be.