. . . and the waste places shall be rebuilt. The land that was desolate shall be tilled, instead of being the desolation that it was in the sight of all who passed by. And they will say, "This land that was so desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined towns are now inhabited and fortified." Then the nations that are left all around you shall know that I, the Lord, have rebuilt the ruined places . . ..
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Faith Corner (and faith sometimes feels like being painted into a corner)
In light of Mr. Mel's troubling dreams and other troubles, I (like Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction) quote from the prophet Ezekiel today. After all, if the destruction wrought by Katrina and the levee failures is described as biblical, why can't our healing and resurrection be "biblical" too? Why can't "biblical" mean "filled with hope" as well as "catastrophically huge"?