Monday, December 01, 2008

Advent 1 : Assessing the Age

Advent 1 : Assessing the Age
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Among current religious “traditions” there are many attitudes and perceptions concerning yesterday, today and tomorrow. Furthermore, these three attitudes are filtered through two foci - methodology and theology. Among those focused on methodology, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow take on a very superficial meaning. Yesterday was when everything was right, it represents the correct way of doing things, and Today is a sad state of affairs with no respect to heritage or tradition. Tomorrow, judging by Today, it’s all going to hell in a hand basket.
Among those focused more theologically, Yesterday was when I theoretically was a bad bad person, Today is the day to endure, and Tomorrow is the only thing that counts in my religious life.
But we all know that it is always Today, so regardless of which way you’re bent – methodologically, or theologically – things just ain’t very good.