Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The World's A Crazy Place

Thinking about Haiti, Zimbabwe, Kenya, China/Tibet today and the friends we have in each of these places... just met a guy here in South Bend yesterday with family in Gaza for goodness sake...

Billy Joel lyrics keep creeping into my head too...

birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again, Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock, Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline, Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide, Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz, Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law, Rock and Roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore

"We didn't start the fire, it was always burning since the world's been turning"... what a philosopher.

Yet in every place and in every situation God hasn't left himself without a witness; his people doing his work, making sacrifices, standing in the gap, executing justice and mercy, being salt and light to counter the decay and darkness in the world... the hands, heart, and feet of Jesus in living color, demonstrating His love in word and action.

I can hear his comforting words to those who choose to take the road less traveled and follow him, "In this world you will suffer trouble, but be of good cheer because I have overcome the world." And the beloved Apostle John, "For this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith."

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