Here’s what I think – as if it mattered.
- All the brouhaha of candidates running for office was a plot by cable news, and broadcast news to gin up drama to attract advertisers to sell advertising for a political reality show. Talk radio is as ridiculous . . . well except for Dennis Prager.
- The sound-bytes, gotcha’s, slip up and gaffs communicate nothing. Even the candidates I like are so over-exposed that I am sick of the coverage.
- And I don’t think the press understands any of the issues – national or international — well enough to report on the differing points of view so we can make up our minds.
I am not certain the people running for office understand either. If they did they would never have gotten sucked into the incessant campaigning and squandering of money.
Thank God for Cspan. And the CBS Sunday Morning Show. And for newspapers, and books.
We aren’t ever going back to whatever halcyon days we think of as worth returning to. Why would it be a good thing to return to the any time in the past? Well, ok, maybe back to the times our kids were little . . . but I digress.
My prayer is that the church – the one for whom Christ bled and died, will be useful in the days ahead, whatever the times bring. For prosperity and peace can be as dangerous as mayhem and war.
Our required reading should be Animal Farm and On the Beach. The Bible too would be a good use of reading time, to understand the times and terrors of which George Orwell and Neville Shute wrote. John is a good place to start; so is Nehemiah and the book of Acts.
If you read this all the way through, thank you, dear reader. I owe you one.
Life is changing so fast – but no faster in many ways then for the generations that lived through WWI & II. What do you think?
I need to reread Psalm 62 ~ A psalm of David.
1 I wait quietly before God,
for my victory comes from him.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will never be shaken.
3 So many enemies against one man—
all of them trying to kill me.
To them I’m just a broken-down wall
or a tottering fence.
4 They plan to topple me from my high position.
They delight in telling lies about me.
They praise me to my face
but curse me in their hearts. Interlude
5 Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will not be shaken.
7 My victory and honor come from God alone.
He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
8 O my people, trust in him at all times.
Pour out your heart to him,
for God is our refuge. Interlude
9 Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind,
and the powerful are not what they appear to be.
If you weigh them on the scales,
together they are lighter than a breath of air.
10 Don’t make your living by extortion
or put your hope in stealing.
And if your wealth increases,
don’t make it the center of your life.
11 God has spoken plainly,
and I have heard it many times:
Power, O God, belongs to you;
12 unfailing love, O Lord, is yours.
Surely you repay all people
according to what they have done.
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