rev-el-ing (rev´el ing) to take great delight in and occasional boisterous merry-making
BINGO!!!! BINGO!!!! BINGO!!!!
My 2020 bingo card had “Murder Hornets,” a “Derecho” [ground hurricane with winds over 100 mph], “Tiger King,” “Asteroid Hitting Earth” and “Cannibal Ants Escape Nuclear Bunker in Russia” all in a row! How lucky am I?!!! It would have been double bingo, but “the Apocalypse” hasn’t happened…..yet.
Christians have been waiting for the end of the world [where Jesus returns and judges the nations] for about 2000 years now. Early on, the Apostle Paul advised believers not to get married if they were single because the return of Christ was imminent. You can look it up for yourself [1 Corinthians 7:25-31]. Boy…was he off by a LOT, in more ways than one. I wonder how long our faith would have survived if everyone thought the end was near, and that everything that makes this life meaningful was a waste of time. If we’ve learned anything over these past 5 months, it’s how mainstream that sort of thinking has become these days.
Someone told me recently that “we’ll never put an end to poverty and homelessness.” Another assured me that a spike in COVID deaths is “sad but inevitable,” and still another announced that they’d “given up on politicians being able to work together to better anyone else’s life but their own.” So, in conclusion….let’s all just take off our masks, give each other a big wet kiss on the lips, and let the chips all fall where they may! C’mon Jesus! Ride that heavenly escalator down from the clouds and clean this mess up once and for all!!
There’s just one little problem. Your life may end tomorrow [or even today God forbid] but I suspect the world is gonna keep on spinning for a good while longer. And as long as it does, it’s not God’s job to clean up our mess or fix our mistakes…it’s ours.
I don’t know what’s around it, but I suspect we’re gonna be turning a corner soon. And when we do, the fruits of our spiritual labors are going to be needed more than ever.
- Evictions will leave more people homeless than ever before.
- Food banks and Soup Kitchens will be overwhelmed.
- Racial divides will be wider than ever.
- The number of sick people will continue to rise along with the debt incurred by it.
- More families than ever will be fractured and fraying at the seams.
- More churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques will be on the brink of failure.
- And I wouldn’t count on a Cosmic Street Sweeper coming along anytime soon to clean it all up.
It’s our room, and we’ve either got to be committed to cleaning it up or living in the squalor we helped to create. Take your pick. The cleaning lady is probably off for the rest of this millennium. Deal with it.
In the Spirit.
Bob Faulhaber Jr.