Loving Our Way to a New Heaven and a New Earth

What I like about the “blogosphere” is that I don’t have to say everything that needs to be said or can be said. There are so many articulate voices sharing insight, wisdom and hope. Michael K. Marsh is a voice I seek out. His sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C) speaks to my heart. It speaks to the conversation we began in the Forum on Sunday. I pray that it will speak to your heart. ~dan

Interrupting the Silence

“I saw a new heaven and a new earth,” St. John says. “I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.” I heard “the one who was seated on the throne [say], ‘See, I am making all things new.’”

In the last two weeks I have seen and heard something very different. A bombing in Boston. An explosion in West, Texas. An earthquake in China. A collapsed building in Bangladesh. These things are happening not only at the state, national, and global levels. They are local too. I know that for some of you the ground under your feet is shaking and unstable, the structures of your life have collapsed, your world has exploded.

With all that I have seen and heard I go back to the Revelation to St. John but I don’t want to read his words again. I want to see…

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Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (now retired) in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.

One thought on “Loving Our Way to a New Heaven and a New Earth”

  1. “We too must learn that God’s “making new” happens in the midst of, not apart from, the circumstances of our lives and world. Even as that is the disciples’ work so too it is our work and it is not easy work. It is some of the most difficult work we ever do. Ultimately, it is the work of love.” Yes!! What a wonderful, though challenging, thought.

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