And we’re back.
I think we don’t take seriously enough the admonition to not be led astray by false Christs. I absolutely believe that there is truth in a great many places, and that we should seek after that truth, but I think a lot of people allow themselves to be drawn away and into falsehoods by going past where truth is. As much as I love Oprah, she does this a lot- she finds a piece of truth and takes it past its logical conclusion to a place that just justifies wrong behavior. And then people look to her for answers, and that’s what she gives them.
Love the story of the Ten Virgins. And I love that they knew the whole time what it was that they needed to have- it wasn’t like the Bridegroom showed up and said that only people who happened to have a kazoo with them could come with- they either thought ahead and had oil for their lamps or they didn’t.
I need to think about how I do this: “…in a particular sense men are prone to conceive of the attributes of God as comprizing in augmented degree the dominant traits of their own nature.”
I love the insight into the parable of the talents- that the servant who made use of his two talents was equally blessed as the servant who was given and used five. “Let no one conclude that good work of relatively small scope is less necessary or acceptable than like service of wider range.” Love it.
Interesting that earthquakes were more frequent and more intense in the period between Christ’s death and the destruction of Jerusalem.