The Ten Million Seconds & Moments Of Your Life

by Kristen Gilles

in Exhortations And Musings

“My conviction is that a native has the whole consciousness of his people and nation in him: that he knows everything about it, every sight sound and memory of the people. I know now past any denial, that that is what being an American or being anything means …

“It is not the government, or the Revolutionary War, or the Monroe Doctrine, it is the ten million seconds and moments of your life – the shapes you see, the sounds you hear, the food you eat, the colour and texture of the earth you live in – I tell you this is what it is …”

— Author Thomas Wolfe, to his editor Matthew Perkins

Bobby and I wish our fellow U.S. citizens a happy Independence Day, and a good week for all of you, regardless of nationality. We are taking the week off from blogging but we’ll return next Monday with new articles for you.

See our How Should American Christians Observe Memorial Day & Independence Day

See my article for The Gospel Coalition, First And Foremost Citizens Of Heaven

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