Something new being reborn must never forget the lessons of history. Or be doomed to repeat it.
I kind of agree with this because my own personal relationships are rich and fruitful and with other like-minded hardworking souls. Praying its not just my world that feels this way...
It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me
[T]he judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. Psalms 19:9.
We’ve been worshiping the Golden Calf of empire and wealth for a long time, 80 years and more by my count, and I think we all knew it would not end well; but end it must.
A bit of Shakespeare:
But ’tis strange;
And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,
The instruments of darkness tell us truths,
Win us with honest trifles, to betray ’s
In deepest consequence.
Macbeth, Act I. iii
Can you comment on this part of Isaiah 6 with reference to the current divided state of the nation (I have never understood this bit and I would love to hear what you have to say):
9. And He said, ‘go. You shall say to this nation, “listen! Oh you, listen, but comprehend nothing. See! Oh you, see, but never understand.”
10. ‘Fatten these people’s hearts. Weigh down their ears; shut their eyes. Otherwise they would see with their eyes, and with their ears, listen, and understand in their hearts, and turn, and find healing.’
11. And I said, ‘Master, for how long?’ And he said, ‘until the cities are ravaged, emptied of anyone living there, houses emptied of human life, and the earth lifeless, desolate.