Monday, October 18, 2010

The End of the Chuch Year

In many ways, I love the End of the Church Year. I love it because it just stands out from the rest of the world. It's about the end, about wrath, but about abundant mercy and love which rescues us from this world. It's also the time when you get the "in that place there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth - this is the Gospel of the Lord" fun statements.

But it's not a popular time. We have been taught to be fearful of the end of the world. Some of this is just lousy, self-aggrandizing and egotistical theology. Some of this is love of the world. I like my stuff - so I don't like thinking about leaving it behind.

The End of the Church Year puts this into perspective, and I need it.

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