In a few years we will celebrate the second millennium of the Christian Era. But perhaps the question is: “Will there be anything to celebrate?” Daily we hear voices wanting to know if we can survive our own destructive nature.
As we see increasing poverty, hunger, the rapid escalation if violence and hatred in many countries including our own, we slowly realize that the world has begun a suicidal path.
It seems that the darkness is thicker then ever, that the powers of evil are more blatantly visible then ever…so what is the “‘Good News” in all of this?
During the last few years I have been wondering what it means to be a minister in such dire circumstances, were few see the Gospel as anything good or offering hope. What is required of men and women who want to bring light into darkness…”to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty ti captives and to the blind new sight, to set those oppressed free?” What is required of a man or woman who is called to enter fully into the turmoil and agony of the times in which we live and speak a word of truth?
In the coming days I will elaborate on this topic. We will consider Solitude, Silence and The Furnace of Transformation!