Wastelands

So much wasteland today, the first Sunday in Lent.  The desert of the testing in Matthew 4; the flattened cities of Japan that suggest hauntingly the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki;  the threat of nuclear fall-out, and the 15th anniversary of the Dunblane massacre, which turned an innocent school gym into a polluted murder scene.

The only light I could find was the 11th verse of the gospel: “Suddenly, angels came and waited on Jesus”.  Suddenly, and not after everything had been cleared up and planted with gardens and memorials.  I preached about it here.

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2 Responses to Wastelands

  1. …and the 70th anniversary of the Clydebank blitz too.

    As you said, wasteland everywhere.

  2. alisonpeden says:

    But the sign of hope in Clydebank was that Catholics and Protestants from the same close sheltered together from the bombs. Would that happen now?

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