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.