Out the door solo just past 7:00am, headed east. Rolled into the parking lot at St Christopher’s, Rantoul about two hours later, allowing some time to chat a bit with Fr Steve Thorp and Deacon Ann Alley before the regular 9:30am Eucharist. This community exemplifies all the textbook marks of the “family” church size category, and, among those marks are some very fine ones. God the worshiped, good news was proclaimed, and the Paschal Mystery was celebrated. I arrived back home around 1:00, and persuaded Brenda to accompany me on a brisk walk on this beautiful spring afternoon—on January 31!