Do Not Fear

I called on your name, O LORD, from the depths of the pit; you heard my plea, “Do not close your ear to my cry for help, but give me relief!” You came near when I called on you; you said, “Do not fear!”
(Lamentations 3:55–57, NRSV)

In my last post I complained about my disease. I’m sorry about that post; I try to not complain. But I don’t unpost stuff.

Today I offer the encouragement of the Lord. Do not fear!

What MDS is like

What MDS is like: Always resting but never rested.

For me, it strongly relates the Narnian concept of “always winter but never Christmas.”

When you have MDS, people think you aren’t really all that sick. But I am telling you that there is more to it than the death sentence.

Without claiming to be a prophet, I sometimes feel like Micaiah in 1 Kings 22. I don’t understand how Christians cannot see the plain truth plainly before them.

Political Idolatries? – Juicy Ecumenism

Some zealots believe America is at some cosmic pivot equal to Russia 1917, Germany 1932 or maybe Chile 1973. Opponents are Communists or Fascists. We are the angels of light who bear truth against demons. But the reality is almost always more mercifully banal. Christian Realism & discernment accept that we live amid a melange of complicated opportunities, none of them ideal. But God is with us, judging, forgiving and guiding. Our politics should be modest, patient and thankful. It could be worse. By His grace, it may become better.
— Read on juicyecumenism.com/2020/12/14/political-idolatries/