Just in this past week alone…I had a Liberal Jewish client-friend of mine say to me, “Who needs God?” I had another Liberal Jewish friend of mine who actually down-played God’s part in the Exodus, unable to say that it was God who delivered the Jews out of bondage in Egypt…after a lifetime of observing the Passover Seder! And last night I met a cancer-survivor Atheist who described herself as a Catholic-survivor who loves Pope Francis. Good Sunday Morning Dear Friend…
The New Atheist
This Tune-up space is generally reserved for matters of faith and happenings in the Church, but God is placing runway lights for us via the Affairs of State which are literally pointing the way to Heaven…for those of us who will bother to look up. Look at what the Trump Tower of Bellicosity just revealed for all the world to see! He has just exposed the American Political Theater as the American Kabuki Theater! The FOX is in the Hen House! I can see the coming headlines now…Pope Announces Excommunication of the Donald in Historic Speech Before Congress!
Do you begin to see my point? If it is all fake, false and phony pretense down here…then the Kingdom Jesus spoke of in his response to Pilate must be real! Why would he have allowed himself…how could he have allowed himself to be tortured and nailed to the cross for a lie?
My friend who proclaimed, “Who needs God” was describing his son’s wedding…officiated by the Rabbi of a new flavor of Judaism. I forget what he called it to be perfectly honest…something “less orthodox than Reform”. What in the world would that be? Using the 2%-1%-skim milk metaphor, it would have to be WATER!
He is showing us the way, by revealing to us the absurdity of all we are clinging to! All three friends I’ve described in my examples are the nicest folks you’ll ever meet. But the reality is that they are all fully invested in the new anything-goes-religion of Blindness…those who will not see. Those who flat-out refuse to look up…as the world they cling to dissolves around them.
Now would be the perfect time to seek the lone voice in the wilderness…to find the New Baptist. He will be easy to find. He’s the only one standing by the riverside, who is looking up!
“Give, and you shall receive.”