Monday, April 30, 2012
A Plain Man
In Genesis (a book of the Bible), there is a man named Jacob. While living with his family, he was described as "a plain man, dwelling in tents." In contrast, his brother was described as "a cunning hunter, a man of the field." Although there are a number of qualities of Jacob that I wish not to have, I do feel a certain kindred with his being a man among the tests. In other words, he was someone that stayed home and did not venture out much. I like being at home. It is a secure place. A place of peace and rest. My own things are there and I can have quiet or I can be entertained. I do like to get outdoors sometimes and see new places. But I always like coming home after the day is over or after the trip is complete. I like to set everything down and put things away and reflect and recharge. I see myself as one who needs his space but also likes to be around civilization.