Thursday, September 24, 2009

On a Rainy Thursday Night

I've always been a fan of Supertramp and this song. At first, I wasn't able to put my finger on it but after some study, it became clear that the tune took me towards the admonition of Christ Jesus' half-brother James:

If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27-28 (NIV)

We may (and rightly should) strongly contend for the faith once delivered. Its clear that there are parties, useful idiots and the witting, whose mission is to re-image the Historic, Orthodox faith into something that's "out there". This is "meet and right", but we can never loose sight of the outward expression, and physical mission of our faith.

1 comment:

maddy said...

very true my friend....