A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hey, Death! Go to Hell!

Methoblogger, Guy Kent, also known as the Questing Parson, lost his wife last week. He eloquently posts his raw feelings. I quote only a portion here:

Death came to visit last week, to virtually rip my heart from my chest. Death came and claimed the life of my beloved Lynn, unexpectedly, unfairly, in a most horrible of way.

Death came to visit last week. Life is different now. I no longer have to time the cooking to coincide with her arrival. The closet hides a present that has no recipient. There are two cars in the driveway where only one now lives.

Death came to visit last week. But death could not take away the memory of her smile, the sparkle in her eye, the whisper of her hope for the future, nor the promise of her faith.

Death came to visit last week. Death left me with a compulsion to infuse her lineage with the lessons of life she sought so diligently to teach, to know the difference in wants and needs, that stewardship is the art of planning for those who follow behind, that life's greatest beauty and life's most delicate treasure is found in the simple things – a wild flower in bloom, a child's smile, and expressions of appreciation and a hug for those who seldom are hugged, that a shared pot of soup can be the occasion of new beginnings, new friendships, new ministries, and new purpose.

In this season of Advent and Christmas, we remember that the pain and grief of death's visits, as difficult as they are, cannot squelch the hope we have in Jesus Christ. Because of his death and resurrection, we can confidently and defiantly say with Guy today...

"Hey, Death! Go to Hell!"

Parson, you remain in our prayers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Civil Rights speeches on the news. Talking of past intimidation on homosexuals.
A little unfocused. Homos hate your guts::::As you showed up to vote for Obama you passed Proposition 8, outlawing gay marriage. Don't bother.
Intimidation, in school and in society in general, was an EXCELLENT tactic in keeping people from envoking the god's ire with sexually deviate behavior. In the absence of this tool of enforecement these disfavoreds have nothing to be afraid of, and people who otherwise would avoid digging this hole throughout their lives are now getting into big trouble, the likes of which they may never recover from.
Anti-gay sentiment served a VERY important purpose in society, a benefit which no longer exists and ironically another element contributing to societal decay.
Black intimidation illustrates an OUTSTANDING example of "reverse positioning":::::
In the days of segregation there were pressures on the black community to "behave", pressures which no longer exist. Actually, it served as a good substitute for Islam, a religion whose strictness helps the believers toe the line, a MAJOR problem among blacks.
Ironically, this intimidation was substituted for Civil Rights, planned and inflicted on the black community by the gods through the Italians. Now they eat what they are fed. And it is killing them.
The deterioration which has occurred in the decades since has DEVESTATED the black community, but since the gods have positioned coinciding increased weath the people believe times are improving. Rather, they are falling further out of the god's favor with their behavior, now financable, evident by the community in decay during past crisises (crack epidemic, gang violence, massive drug use, pre-teen prostitution, etc).

If people only understood the importance of good parents. You won't be going anywhere without them. And it won't happen unless you are one first.

"The West Bank, where the end of the world will begin." This happened 2000 years ago.
The Church controlled Western Civilization. As the largest land owner in Europe they controlled the monarchies. They were responsbile for slavery, revenge for African invasion and rape of Italy. They created religious discontent, ultimately leading to the disfavored dumping ground known as the United States.
And each generation of these Italians were sold on "earning", only to be reincarnated as a lesser life form subsequently, punishment for their evil.

Another feature which the Gods offer as a clue is very foreboading and ominous. Mt. Zion is a mountain to the north of Diablo (the eye of The Beast) and one which has a working quarry at its base. Consistant with the decay we experience in society, Mt. Zion is being eaten away, slowly stripped of its resources, until one day paradise will be gone forever.

You are not to help my enemies. It is a simple request, of which you have granted little.
Good for nothing.