Monday, May 23, 2011

Possible Lessons From Saturday


So, I'm hoping that the Family Radio/May 21 Apocalypse crowd will realize that the scriptures are not some puzzle to figure out. There is no formula, there is no computer, there is no numerological system which will reveal secrets to you. There are no secrets; the scriptures are a collection of different people's experiences of God through the millennia. Heck, some of it has nothing to do with experiences of God and are just some nasty, mean, stories about people doing terrible things and then blaming it on God. So, trying to decipher the scriptures will not tell you when the eschaton will take place. For all you and I know, it won't take place. Perhaps we should all spend less time trying to figure out when Jesus is coming back and more time doing what he told us to do: spread the Good News of forgiveness of sins and the coming of the Reign of God; share the Good News that God loves us unconditionally, and feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, care for the sick, visit the prisoner, and welcome the stranger. I dare all Christians to do this. Heck, I double-dog dare ya! And non-Christians and non-believers can all do this, too!

4 comments:

Penelopepiscopal said...

Excellent post, Padre. True and to the point. Thank you.

it's margaret said...

I love the Buddha Christ. Love it!

Padre Mickey said...

¡Yo también!

Matty Boy said...

I know it's just gonna get my blood pressure up, but Brother Harold has come out of his hidey hole and said that October 21 is the big day.

He did this before in the 90s, didn't he? The guy has no shame, but he is sitting on a massive pile of cash.

I realize this isn't the point of your excellent post, but sometimes you have to put the lovey-dovey aside and ask the earthly authorities to put a thief in jail.

Then good Christians can visit him! It's a win-win!

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