15 March 2011
Meanwhile, His people, His body, is called to live in this world in the peace that the world cannot give, the peace He alone can give, that is the fruit of His Spirit dwelling in us. And that peace is a peace that faces down apocalypses of whatever scale - big or small, tsunamis in our lives and in our world. Terrifying nuclear accidents and you name it. My friend, Fr. Heath Curtis, likes to use as a tag in his emails a saying from Dr. Luther: "But with a man who belongs to an everlasting kingdom all is well and it is fitting that he should dance through life forevermore." Luther could write that a scant two years before his death. Things were looking pretty bad then too. He thought the world couldn't last much longer, but here we are. And we can still dance through life - for we do belong to an everlasting Kingdom, and so "all is well."
Even when everything seems to be coming apart at the seams. Fear not, little flock, the Father has chosen to give you the Kingdom!
Posted by William Weedon at 7:45 PM