I haven’t blogged for a while. One reason is the strange nature of my life these last few weeks. First, my wife got COVID. She recovered, but then we had to evacuate our house in Colorado due to the threat of several forest fires.
It all makes me think of the collect (prayer) for the fourth Sunday of Easter, which speaks about the sundry and manifold changes of this world. But it speaks, too, of the remedy for this, to fix our eyes on Jesus.
Jesus never promises us happiness in the world. Quite the opposite. In the world you will have tribulation, He says. But, He goes, Be of good cheer, because I have overcome the world.