April 2, 2017 - We wait for the Lord

Our reading for today is that scary story about the dry dead bones that are brought to life. It's better told around a campfire in the dark, because if you put yourself in Ezekiel's place, it will cause the hair on the back our your neck to raise. The message is that Death cannot stand in God's way, and other ancient truths that we've heard a hundred times before.

The dry bones story is powerful, but what does this have to do with us? Today? Here? The world seems to be spinning apart. Politics has become vile and nasty. Religion is hardening, our societies are caught up in greed, hubris, evil. We just want God to FIX IT!