Well, It's official. Reverse culture shock has taken it's toll on me. Not driving for two months can have an affect on one's "lead-footed-ness." Oh well, it is what it is. Anyways, the irony in the entirety of the situation for me is that I feel like that's all I'm doing right now, is trying to gather everything that's gone on since I last left a location, and realizing how different things truly were abroad, and sometimes, how the same they are.
God has been good the last few days. He's always good, obviously, but has been specifically showing me grace. Yea, yea, "Lutherans and their Grace," I know. But in reality, it's been learning how to live in His grace, instead of attempting to "earn" it. And there is the irony right there, because as believers we spend so much time trying to earn something that by definition cannot be earned, because it is undeserved, unmerited favor.
So what's next? Some people come to this realization and think, "Hey! I can sin all I want because I have grace." Not where I'm going with this. I'm talking about being okay with grace. Taking one step away from trying to deserve it, and one step towards basking in it. God is good, accept the goodness.