Exulting in Monotony
I loved the thought Ian Thomas shared in chapel this week about exulting in monotony. I’ve read the quote below quite a few times since Tuesday’s chapel because there’s so much truth in it.
“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”
I wish each day I had the spirit of exulting in the monotony, but I know I don’t. The school day, the school week, the school year— they’re all so cyclical that it becomes monotonous. But what if I were to approach each day with a child’s “Do it again” attitude, how much better would it be?
What if we all approached each day that way? That’s a powerful thought, and one I hope we all consider.