Advent: Remembering, Being Vigilant, Doing My Job
Quite a bit has changed over the last couple millennia. And some things haven't.
One of the things that hasn't changed is human nature: which is good news and bad news, depending on how I look at it.
I'd started writing about that, when my oldest daughter and I ran into an all-to-common opinion about religion.
The narrator of a video we were watching said that religion was silly. Then he said something like 'isn't that an unforgivable sin?'
The phrase is fairly common in English-speaking cultures. It's "Biblical" in the sense that it refers to a sentence in Matthew.
Since I'm a Catholic, I do not think the unforgivable sin is using the wrong fork at a formal dinner. I'll get back to that.
At any rate, here's my shorter-than-planned review of (comparatively) recent events, along with how I see sin (original, unforgivable and otherwise); and why Advent matters:
- Politics, Ideas, and Technology: 20 Centuries in 138 Words
- After the Sixth Day: Still "Very Good"
- Sin and Options
- Advent: Getting, and Staying, Ready
(Two millennia, a very quick review. Sin: original, unforgivable and otherwise. Why blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a bad idea. Being a Christian and a Catholic.)