Saturday, May 29, 2010

River of Souls in the Subway

One of the highlights of our trip to Boston was attending a Red Sox game. Except for the fact that it was 40° and the wind-chill made it feel like 20°, the game was a blast.

The stadium

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was full and once the game was over I was expecting to encounter a long series of pushing and shoving as everyone in the stadium headed to the same subway station.

I was so shocked as the crowd quietly and politely made its way to the station. Then, what I would have never expected to happen, did. All these hundreds of people all just filed into the station stairwell, one by one by one. Everyone was shoulder to shoulder, but no one pushed, no one shoved, no one tried to get in front of another one. The whole mass of people moved as one unit -- a river of souls -- toward the trains. It was an organized unorganized transit.

I was amazed. There were no words, no shouts (except from people nearby trying to sell items). The whole transfer of the mass of humanity to the mass of transit was quick and orderly. Then it struck me. . .we were moving as one because we had the same goal, the same purpose, the same will.

What a beautiful example of the body of Christ! All with one purpose, one will, one desire, working in unison to that one destination -- to glorify the Son and be conformed to His image.

" I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all." Ephesians 4:1-6
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