I would like to finish
the series of posts about suffering begun in When tragedy strikes. What I have
remaining in that series (unless God has other plans) is finishing the
principle of taking comfort, from the New Testament; comfort given as grace by
God; feeling comforted; joy in the midst of suffering; and the question of the
Scriptures that promise no evil befalling the righteous.
My Friday is packed
today, though, and I have to leave soon, and we will be busy busy until 4:00 pm
tonight when Zane and his parents are coming over to spend the evening with us.
We watch the Sci Fi
channel Friday nights because we like the Stargate shows — see the favorite tv
links in the sidebar — it is pretty much the only tv we watch during the week
with any regularity. We are new to Battlestar Galactica and are still confused
about what is going on in that show, so the jury is still out on that, and we
liked the first episode of Firefly shown last week. Feel free to discuss sci
fi, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, and Firefly in the comments if any other
sci fi fans are out there. Someday I might post on the merits of sci fi as a
genre for exploring the philosophical questions of the universe. I love
philosophy, which is why I think I love sci fi.
Okay, back to the point
of the post: my youngest daughter is home now (for a brief season) from her
first summer away from home (yay! I missed her so much; the empty nest is so
hard to get used to) but we have a boatload of stuff to do together today,
besides the fact that August is our busiest time for shipping Nothing New Press
books to everyone wanting them for school in a few weeks, so ACK! I have little
time for posting today.
Wow, that has to be the
absolutely longest way to say: I am too busy today to write new posts in the
suffering series; I promise to get back to that soon. I am posting instead on
authorities; something I have been intending to do for a while because of
wanting to discuss educational authority. And since most of the authority posts
are already written for a family Bible study we did a few years back, it will
be time-saving for me.
So I am not abandoning suffering and starting on
authority willy-nilly. This post reminds me of a letter C.S. Lewis once wrote
to J.R.R. Tolkein; he ended it by saying something like, “I apologize for the
length; I did not have time to write you a brief letter.” Yes. Short, sweet,
and to the point takes time to craft. So, ditto C.S. Lewis.