Tuesday, July 03, 2007

signs of the times

The Pharisees and Sadducees came and, to test him, asked him to show them a sign from heaven. Jesus said to them in reply, "In the evening you say, 'Tomorrow will be fair, for the sky is red'; and, in the morning, 'Today will be stormy, for the sky is red and threatening.' You know how to judge the appearance of the sky, but you cannot judge the signs of the times."
- Matthew 16:1-3
and then he goes on to talk about a faithless generation. but oh my - this is what vatican ii and later documents are referring to when they talk about how the church needs to read the signs of the times. and i love it.

we're looking for what's good in the world...

doubters: hey, where's God's kingdom? all i see is bad, bad stuff. kids today.
JC: read the signs of the times!

there are signs of God's love everywhere, people. look around.

["i also believe in original virtue. look around!" - kurt vonnegut.]

also, i love this idea about how facebook could take over the world. seriously. a real news feed? email? AND people writing on my wall? i'm totally in.

1 comment:

  1. A few things, since I haven't commented in FOR-ever:

    -You make the bible sound cool. "You know how to judge the appearance of the sky, but you cannot judge the signs of the times", I mean that could easily be a dylan lyric. Love it.

    -Facebook will take over the world, and international disputes will not be settled with wars but with pokes.

    -As for my shout-out a few posts ago, I loved it. Completely agree.
    Even the last few lines before the do do dos is amazing:
    Voices of the angels, ring around the moonlight.
    Asking me, said she so free,
    How can you catch the sparrow?
    Lacy lilting lady, losing love lamenting,
    Change my life, make it right.
    Be my lady.

    And as long as we're (sort of) on the subject, I always loved the line: Fear is the lock, and laughter the key to your heart.

    CSN and sometimes Y rock my world. Keep up the wonderfulness.