Tonight at the rodeo, during the invocation, I had a thought that surprised me. First off, I enjoyed the fact that a stadium full of people was taking a moment for prayer before beginning events of the evening…, even though it was not a religious event, or even religiously-officiated event. Second, I noticed how much I enjoyed the praying part myself as an individual and as part of the community. And thirdly, the thought which then occurred to me and surprised me most, I wondered if I might not want to be somehow involved in this kind of thing. Perhaps I really would love to be involved in cowboy-related stuff, country and ranch stuff. A visually beautiful place, filled with happy, animal-loving people, and where God is a happy place (as opposed to a sensitive or nonexistent one)…, now that would be nice. I, of course, do not at all know that I would enjoy such a setting. I think I fall under the common category of individuals who would be considered to be ‘liberal’, and that might not roll so well for me in the cowboy world. However, there’s a niche for everything, and it is certainly possible that I could slide in perfectly well in the ranching and rodeo world. Who knows, aside from God, anyway?
It’s just a thought I had, but I like the idea of considering it some more. 🙂