Sunday, March 28, 2010

Call me "Ephor" (just don't call me for news this week)

Yeah, like Leonidas you might have all kinds of pressing concerns about this or that urgent issue in the church or the world. And yeah, you might consider me an ugly old throwback for not being as stoked as you would like.

But for many Christians, the week ahead makes all else seem pale and trivial as we stumble our way through the event that defines all other events, the news that will still echo through the creation when all other news is forgotten.

So, not much blogging this week beyond the short "WE confess" meditations each morning. But much, much prayer - for all of us.


Scott said...

Thank you for your hard work this week that does NOT involve blogging. Understand you were visiting Jane today and I know that it means a lot to her.

Have a meaningful week preparing for the risen Christ.

TLF+ said...

Many, many blessings your way this Holy Week and always, Scott!

caheidelberger said...

No worries: you handle the most profound week of human history; I'll handle the trivia this week. ;-)

TLF+ said...

LOL hadrly trivial, Cory, "God knows when even a sparrow falls. You are worth more than many sparrows." - I have to imagine that Jesus said that with a bit of mirth but it makes the point quite well.

caheidelberger said...

It's a pretty profound and demanding philosophy that tells us that everything matters.

TLF+ said...

"Profound" - yes, and so we never exhaust our search to understand and must watch out for any(ourselves included)who claim to understand completely.

"Demanding" - can be, unless the profundity of it includes a great love - what Dante called "The love that moves the sun and other stars" (I know, I know, that's not scientifically accurate, but he's a poet so cut him some slack). If that love isn't discerned, then finding meaning in everything does indeed become a crushing burden of demands and imperatives - which traditional Christian faith sees as borne for us by Jesus on the cross.