Readings for Thursday Easter 5

“you know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”  Luke 12:56

You know how to tell a change in the weather... Luke 12:56

What’s the weather telling you?  Earthquakes, flooding, hurricane, tsunami, blizzards, glacial melt, and high temperatures are all in the news.  I’m sure we will never hear the end of pundits who leave their massive homes, fly all over the USA and drive in their SUVs to a conference to tell everyone to shrink their carbon footprint.  There is a message in that kind of weather and though I don’t go to the extreme as some so called evangelists and label events the hammer of God, they still carry a message that we are smaller than we think we are.  Knowledge and control are not the same and though we may understand something does not make us the master.  In fact once we start calling ourselves master the weather changes, we’ve changed our relationship with God from receiver to master, displacing God.  From the very beginning of our existence we have been tasked with caring for the world.  There is a level of dominion but never without God.  From the beginning God has told us what do to with our possessions, it doesn’t look anything like the monstrous consumerism of today.  Today self is king, God is a convenient doppleganger, and the world is our trash can.  We it came to catastrophe Jesus didn’t make it about them, like they were worse than others, the message was for the living and Jesus left them with “unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

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