As many of you who stop by here regularly will know by now, Walter Brueggemann has been an influential voice in my life during the transition I have walked through over the past couple years. I was at the airport today waiting for my mother-in-law who I was there to pick up and who walks by but Old Testament Theologian Walter Brueggemann.
I said "Excuse me sir, are you Walter Brueggemann? He stopped and said, "Yes I am, who would you be?" We stood there for about 10 minutes talking and it was such a trip for me to get to thank him personally for the help he has been to me through his writings. As he walked away he thanked me for taking the time to stop him and talk. I'm still grinning. And I am growing more accepting of the orientation...disorientation...re-orientation concept that Walter introduced me to as being a normal cycle of life with a Father whom operates with such wild freedom.