In one of my past blogs I wrote about how my son’s pockets are like the kingdom of heaven. Because the kingdom of heaven is full of mysteries and treasures. Just like my son’s pockets are full of mystery, I will never know what to expect to find inside of them, but whatever is in his pockets is what he treasures the most. Well Ben has moved beyond filling his pockets and now he has a very special box that he has filled with various “treasure.”
I actually did not know he had this box, but apparently, he has filled it to its maximum capacity. And that box is filled with a lot of Norah’s, Eunkyung’s, and my self’s missing belongs. I found my GoPro charging cable, looks like some of my wife’s makeup, Norah’s missing Barbie shoes, various piece of paper, two rice Krispy treats, two chocolate covered pretzels, and one meatball. Yup, that’s right a meatball… I believe that has got to be like a week old. I have zero clue what he plans on doing with that meatball. Not too sure what is up with him scavenging for these types of items.
I am not too sure if I am raising a son or a chipmunk. It’s almost like he is hiding and storing important things for winter or something. I have zero clue where he learned this behavior. Maybe he has been secretly observing chipmunks and thought that was what everyone is supposed to do? Also he has a habit of stuffing as much food in his mouth then chewing and swallowing. I have no idea.
Maybe he is preparing for the coming apocalypse? Maybe he feels that 2021 is going to be like 2020 and he witnessed wierdos hording an unnecessary amount of toilet paper every time we watch the news to see what is happening “out there?” May be all this isolation is getting to him?
But seriously, he is probably doing it for none of those reasons stated above. I think he find these certain items to be valuable and precious, and instead of having it thrown away or away form his presence, he’d rather save them and cherish them in his secret box forever. That is super cute to think that one meatball is so precious enough to save forever.
Shouldn’t we think like that about the things that we should find precious in our own lives? Keeping our relationship with God so close and protecting our faith? Sure! Of course! Maybe we can’t put those things in a box, but at least we can remember how important those things are to us. And also we can think about ore things that are important to us, like building relationships with our family and friends, our morals and ethics, or certain lessons in life that we have learned.
Before we head into the new year, let us reflect on this year. I know 2020 was not great, but there are still things that we have learned, things that we accomplished, and things that we found that were precious to us in this year. Reflect on that moment and pray that 2021 will bring new opportunities for us to cherish.
Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).