I remember when J and I first started dating. I was a big fan of those “getting to know you” type of questions, (you all know what I’m talking about) like, “If you could be any animal in the world, what would you be and why?” You know…those types of questions. My favorite of all, though, was the question of “If you could live in any time period of the past, when would it be and why?” Something about that question always appealed to me, probably because I would love to explore ancient times and places.
If asked the question now, I think my answer would be different from what I would have given back when we first started dating. Then, I probably would have said ancient Egypt, in the times of the Pharaohs. I’d still like to travel back to that time, but now other times and places hold more interest to me. I think I’d have a hard time picking between two options: I’d like to travel back to the time of Christ and live in Galilee, or back to ancient Rome to experience the beginnings of the Senate and Rome becoming a republic. The first choice, the time of Christ in Galilee, was such a tumultuous time with the beginnings of the Church, and I’d love to see how it all came about. Plus, the opportunity to potentially hear Christ preach would be amazing. The second option, the founding of the Roman republic, would be fantastic as well, as so much of our modern-day civilization came from those early beginnings and to see it all come together is something that I’d love to experience.
So…there you have it, my choices for living in the past. What about you? Where would you live, and why?