It’s Sunday morning. After diving in the gutter with Baxter and Pope last night, I’m half caffeinated and the joy of poetry is not there. The last few weeks have been hard and a bunch of people have gone silent. Many on the right are seen as unhappy — or have been silenced by fear.
When I think about this week some things went well enough. Others, were simply awful. My life is akin to that egg the curate ate: it has been good and bad. Today we confess our wrongdoing and look forward.
13Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. 15Let those of us then who are mature be of the same mind; and if you think differently about anything, this too God will reveal to you. 16Only let us hold fast to what we have attained.
17Brothers and sisters, join in imitating me, and observe those who live according to the example you have in us. 18For many live as enemies of the cross of Christ; I have often told you of them, and now I tell you even with tears. 19Their end is destruction; their god is the belly; and their glory is in their shame; their minds are set on earthly things. 20But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. 21He will transform the body of our humiliation that it may be conformed to the body of his glory, by the power that also enables him to make all things subject to himself.
1Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.
We should not pretend the times are good. Twinkies are gone: 18 000 more jobs sacrificed on the altar of the democratic unions. The fear of retribution as silenced U Man and Ballista74. and CL (like Elspeth and Grerp) feel that they have said everything they can. And society is not listen
Well, there is some truth in an analysis that is implied by what Grerp said — as have others — that we need to stand in real life and not in cyberspace. We have to live in communities. We have to continue to live for truth, righteousness and God. Beauty and Joy are byproducts of this, as ugliness and cynical despair the consequences of not living deliberately and carefully.
But this I know. Yesterday does not matter.
Consider the US election” the Left and the Media are criticizing their opponents despite the election being within the margin of fraud in the swing states. (which then all flipped democratic). In New Zealand, Mr Obama would be facing a parliament where the democrats would have to deal with the libertarians or socialists to get anything passed, as our parliament has proportional representation and thus that 5% vote that went to other parties really matters when neither of the two parties have an absolute majority. Regardless, what happened earlier this month is over. Mr Obama will be judged by what he does now.
As will we. The times are hard. We are facing, as Christians, opposition. Does not matter. Our job is to stand. Today, for today we can alter things. The past is over. The future awaits.
Let us thus stand, Hold to the faith, and Praise our God.