As one commenter on Julie’s post observed, quoting an often used phrase from the Book of Ecclesiastes, there is nothing new under the sun. So, we don’t have to predict the future, we just have to remember and learn from the past.
What most of all hinders heavenly consolation is that you are too slow in
turning yourself to prayer.
Thomas a Kempis
(detail of a pinecone / Julie Cook / 2014)
** I made a terrible mistake last evening…I watched the news.
It was Fox, who since the election, I’ve just kind of cut ties with,
just as I’ve cut ties with all major news outlets…
I am more than disheartened with the “conservative” news program’s seemingly
feeble attempts to stand up against the growing national oppression of our freedom
of speech and thought…
yet sadly, they fall woefully short…and still….I watched.
I was quickly reminded as to why I now avoid all news.
It is sickening.
It was a startling reminder that we are living George Orwell’s 1984.
We are living Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
Maybe we are even living in the midst of the Book of Revelation…
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