My wife is reading a book called “Everyday God” by Paula Gooder. I’ve only glanced at it so far but I do intend to read it. Her thesis seems to be that we don’t celebrate the ordinary enough and run around after experiences. These don’t give any lasting satisfaction so we move onto the next one.
This is something we have written about in our book. Oil has given us so much choice in life we can chase after so much in the way of consumer goods, experiences and travel. Its both ephemeral and idolatrous. This way of life is coming to an end.
As Bruce Cockburn put it
“Got to slow down fast”.