Thursday, March 16, 2006

Vital and Important Matters

He that is not with me is against me.
—Matthew 12:30, Luke 11:23

He that is not against us is for us.
—Luke 9:50

The war is vital, not important.
—James Agate in 1940

Many of the writers I read are excerised about the war in Iraq, the rumors of war with Iran, Peak Oil, the decline of civil liberties, if not of civilization. These are vital matters. Are they important?

How could Agate’s nine slim volumes of forgotten diaries be more important than the vast World War that along with its predecessor were the two great mountain ranges of the 20th century?

It may be better to ask the question then to answer it, especially if the answer comes too easily and bringeth not forth good fruit. At least, if one attempts to answer the question for oneself, it might be less as a blogger wanting to be heard than as a lover of God wanting to hear. We who await Christ might at least recall:

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled
—Matthew 24:6, Mark 13:7


Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
—Luke 10:41–42

Of making many blogs there is no end:

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
—Matthew 6:34

What does God desire me to do now?


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