Sunday, November 2, 2014

Places of becoming

I always enjoy people watching at the airport.  As a kid, I spent hours watching people and cars pass us by as we sat on the porch.  Airports, though, take away the armor of a vehicle.  Everyone is hustling to get where they need to be or trying to figure out where they are going.  Dr. Semper, a professor of Heidegger at UD, thought airports were the ultimate state of becoming.  No one ever goes to an airport to stay.  Airports are places through which we travel, place by which we all transit to our true destination.  Hmmmm.  Someone else described us as pilgrims passing through this life.  Maybe there's a good sermon illustration in our airports by way of Abraham and Heidegger?

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