Nothing is Mundane
As humans, especially Americans, we tend to focus on the big and the flashy. We deify celebrities, simply because they’re famous. We long for wealth, exciting lives, and avoid the dull moments.
The mundane is the enemy.
But the mundane is also most of life.
Something I love about Jesus is how he elevated the mundane. He hung out with the the regular people, the misfits even. His first recorded miracle was turning water into wine.
Water. The thing that covers 75% of the world. You can’t get more mundane than that.
I love that about the person he is. To God, everything is mundane. But at the same time, nothing is.
I think that’s also why I love superheroes.
Comics have this same mentality. A kid gets super powers from a spider bite. An orphan boy becomes a feared defender of a city.
In comics, nothing is mundane.
Our lives are not made up of exciting moments. We go through long stretches of life that are simply life. No big promotions. No announcement of a child on the way. No engagement. No winning of the lottery.
Those things happen. And it’s great when they do. But our lives are made up, mostly, of mundane moments. When we begin to realize those mundane moments are actually so much more, we can begin to appreciate them. We can stop the needless longing for something else, because what we have is enough. It’s miraculous already.
Be content, and thankful for the mundane. But also realize it actually isn’t.