Finishing and in the middle of ... lots of books ... mostly Church history. I can't seem to get enough of it.
Just savored, while trying to grasp all it had to offer, Second Century Christianity: a Collection of Fragments by Robert Grant.
It listed some of the rarest, most beautiful early Christian writings, most of which was simply a fragment or a short letter.
It is the connection ... the link between the Apostles and the Early Church Fathers and Doctors.
What an unexplainable blessing it is to be able to know our roots, to know the faith has been kept pure (any honest student of Church history sees this clearly articulated), to know those mentored by the Apostles and on down the line.
When I look at our roots I see how this tree of the Kingdom of God has become such a mighty oak, offering rest and shelter to many (Mark 4:30-32).