There’s nothing like a drive in the country. Have you ever read the book “Blue Highways?” William Least Heat Moon was the author of this wonderful little book about driving the blue highways – you know, the color of the two lane roads on the old maps – before gps took over directing us. To drive on winding two lane roads in the heart of the country is a beautiful and freeing experience. Sometimes you can almost imagine your own Jack Kerouac experience out there on the open road. I loved a quote by Albert Einstein about driving. He said, “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” You don’t often think about old Albert as a romantic about girls or driving but it’s easy to fall for a stretch of really good blacktop.
Jesus was more of a boater and walker – no chariots for him. But he got out on the road to discover the country. So I’m going to do that today – get out on the road and remember in the words of comedian Steven Wright, “I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.” Open road, here I come.