Are Books Your Shell Collection?
The glasses gave it away.
If it weren’t for those glasses, his unruly hair and wild beard would cause you to mistake him as a peddler. You’d reach your hands in your pocket in search for some coins. But those glasses — and the penetrating eyes behind them — give you pause.
This old man isn’t a beggar hardened by long nights on the streets — he’s a thinker, worn down by a million ideas.
He offers you a tour of his vast library, an experience not many have had. With a little suspicion, but more intrigue, you venture into his darkened home. Here you learn that this peculiar man is a well-studied theologian. His mound of books on the millennial reign of Christ would likely take a thousand years to read (perhaps a literal thousand years).
But as you look around in awe, Jesus’s words come to mind: