Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Some people seem to naturally feel entitled to the sun, moon, and seven stars. Some of us just act like it because we don't know any better.

Psalm 59:11 Do not slay them, or my people will forget; Scatter them by Your power, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield. I remember wondering about that verse. He's not asking for Divine mercy for his foes (he explicitly asks that they be punished!), but he's asking that they be kept around--presumably as foes still, just not powerful.

History books aren't very powerful reminders. Movies can be, but over time the hunger for new stuff changes the focus. Mad studied this a while back:

WWII then and now, and future.

And after a while you get a generation that does not know Joseph, or in our case doesn't know much about war or freedom or have much idea how hard it was to produce their inheritance.

1 comment:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I remember that Mad series.

I think about this all the time. How will those in the future know?