Blogging has become a tool for our fast paced society and the global world in which we live. People have been blogging since paper and then pencils were invented. The only change is that now we have moved from paper/pencil and have introduced automated publishing systems. We now can use technology to order our sharing which can be updated daily with news, interesting items and keep our audience coming back to hear what we have to say. In the last 11 yrs since one website began publishing blogs they note: “blogs have reshaped the web, impacted politics, shaken up journalism, and enabled millions of people to have a voice and connect with others.”
Forty-six days prior to Easter, much of Christendom will focus on what has become known as Lent. This season has become synonymous by a time of fasting, abstinence and reflection upon the last days of the life of Christ prior to the crucifixion and ending with the resurrection.
In the past few hours our attention has been turned to the TV as we watched with clenched fingers and fists the first medic descend into the “tomb” of the Chilean mountain. Would the capsule arrive safely below? Would it continue to descend and ascend bringing the trapped miners to the surface without complications?
Life’s existence. Thought about it lately? You may have read or seen the interview on CNN with Christopher Hitchens, the avowed atheist who is dying from cancer. There is one statement that reverberates from his life: “In whatever kind of a ‘race’ life may be, I have very abruptly become a finalist, and how I love the imagery of struggle”.
Can you imagine the Creator of the World asking you that question? How would you respond? What thoughts come immediately to mind? In Mark 10 we meet four individuals who were asked that question. Take a long look at each.