Writing in a time of chaos and hopelessness, W. B. Yeats subverts the Christian story of the world and paints a dark picture of the end in his poem “The Second Coming.” It is easy to slip into this kind of hopelessness when things are coming apart.
That is why it is imperative that we remember right now that the true story of the world does not end in chaos and destruction. The true story of the world is better than how the anarchy of the moment makes us feel.
The only people prepared to bear witness to this truth in a week like this one are those who know the one who will come to make all things new.
Lord, help us to be faithful in our time both in our words and in our deeds. Continue Reading →