Last week I shared some reflections about the last Saints game, and applied some sports learning to the church. What I didn’t share with you was my experience right before the game. I was walking our dog Boudreaux when another dog startled him, which caused him to lurch forward, pulling me with him into the air, and ultimately to the ground. I landed face first on the pavement, also injuring my shoulder, knee, and hands.
I’ve had assorted aches and pains since then, but I realized on Tuesday that the more serious injury was the continued brain fog. I saw my doctor last Thursday, who diagnosed a mild concussion (not great) but no brain bleed (very good). He put me on “cognitive rest” – meaning no screen time and as little focused thinking as possible.
I’ve replayed that fall in my mind many times since then. A few reflections:
I like to think that we can learn from our experiences, and even benefit from the experiences of others. I offer these reflections to you in hopes that they may be of benefit to you -- as individuals, and maybe even as a church community.
And now I will take a break from composing on a screen, which leads to one more reflection. Too much time in front of computers and phones is not great for any of us. Get outside more!
Grace and peace,