I'm Gonna Rock Yo' World
Japan's earthquake. Haiti's earthquake. North Africa's revolts. American financial debacle. Iceland's volcano. Coalition of world's stock exchanges. Fall of General Motors. Bankruptcy of Ireland, Iceland and Greece. Aids rampant in tropical Africa. Warlords tried for crimes against humanity. Abortion on demand. Honour killings. Massive oil spills. Politicians campaigning on inconsequential platforms. Women enslaved or ritualistically mutilated. Baby girls left in the gutter. Children pressed into commando service.
We appear "lost at sea" with a world of shakings, fear, violence, insincerity, duplicity, greed and godlessness. In casual conversation, neighbours and workmates admit that "things are getting worse, aren't they".
This morning, and quite randomly, I turned to the last chapter of Revelation (22) and read the following:
11He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Somehow it all fits. Are we alarmed enough to ready ourselves and those in our sphere?