Time is an abstraction

Another year has come and gone. During the last year, we celebrated anniversaries, holidays, and birthdays. We do this to mark the time, and give ourselves a sense of perspective. We mark the seasons, the height of our children as they grow older, and rites of passage. We want to know where we have been and where we are going.

The year is 2019. That is supposed to mark 2,019 years since the life of Christ, a man whom no…