Some of Jesus' parables continue to puzzle me; others, like this one, bring perspective and even sense to a seemingly senseless world. I have as much peace as one can with the presence of evil in a universe where, even embattled, God is sovereign—He is God, I am not—but it's easy for me to miss or forget the role of His sovereign mercy in the way things are.
Even though I worked yesterday, a day of no commitments should be more than enough to recharge the batteries. Looking forward to tomorrow doesn't hurt, nor does a holiday on Monday.
In non-sequitur LiveJournal happiness, I just discovered the option in the userinfo that allows me to replace posted pictures on my friends list with links. I've been experiencing picture overload lately, so this is a great find.