Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

Pentecost +23 - Year C

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4

The world is going to hell in a handcart. Everyone has their own evidence of the devolution of human community. Some is just fear-mongering and some have evidence. Perverted justice is as good an example as there is. Of course, one person's perversion is another's beauty.

There seems to be no process that can guarantee putting a stop to people's perversity. It doesn't seem there is a technique that will put us on a path to a better tomorrow. All we have is our own integrity. We stand and watch and wait and evaluate and act on what we trust.

So what are you trusting these days? Try this, an end is coming soon, but not soon enough that it will keep me from my responsibility and joy to live as though something better than an end will arrive in its place.
 

1 comment:

  1. I appreciate your comments on this text from Habakkuk. I too was blogging about Habakkuk when I happened upon your blog. What a great message we get from this very neglected prophet.

    How can we be faithful in a world like this? (Habakkuk) is the title of my blog post in case you wanna check it out. I'd love to get some feedback.

    Just a preview, Peter Craigie wrote, "Faithfulness requires a continuation in the relationship with God, even when experience outstrips faith and the purpose in continuing to believe is called into question." Good stuff!

    Thanks again posting on the prophet,
    Ken

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