3/03/2007

Dr. Mark's Theological Word Book for Anglican Aficionados


OK, enough of dull work. Time to look at famous Anglican words:


Todays word is SEASON.

Here is what we say about regular seasons:




Regular seasons are mostly notable for the following sometimes dismal, sometimes hopeful characteristic:
















All of this is what we might call REGULAR SEASONS.
You know, everything in its season, turn turn turn.

But then there is another kind of SEASON...

NOT SO REGULAR SEASONS:


Not so regular SEASONS come in a variety of forms, mostly surprising and somewhat complex.
Nothing about these sorts of SEASONS is expected.











Here is another such SEASON, a SEASON of REFLECTION.

Such seasons are not determined by clock time. They are NOT the seasons of the year.


When someone asks, "How long O Lord?", this sort of Season is not the answer they are looking for or expect.

Actually, such a season can be as short or as long as it takes for us dunderheads to get it (whatever it is.) But about such seasons, time is not what counts, enlightenment is.




So here's the deal: Seasons of the year, the season of Lent, and other such clock bound things, are based on this: As the world turns, so eventually a new season comes.

Got it?


Seasons of the Heart and other such matters of enlightenment wait for something else.

They wait for the light...and God's moment.

Remember the Light? that enlightens everyone?

"The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. (John 1:9-10)

Time seasons drive everyone crazy... "Justice delayed is justice denied," "Just wait, it will happen." No one is satisfied.

The seasons of God's moments, when the light shines in the darkness, drive us all mad. We really didn't want it, having gotten used to the gloom.

If you have a choice, choose the light.

3 comments:

  1. Dear Mark,

    Keep this up and you'll give Dave Walker a run for his money! But seriously, folks, I love the drawings and the explanations. Just what I needed to set me up for officiating at a wedding this afternoon.
    Lois Keen

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  2. kathryn & ema4/3/07 9:08 PM

    Right on Marko!!!

    love you!!!!and your drawings.... are mine?

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  3. Have I told you lately that I love you? You reminded me of this little gem: Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. I think enlightenment is illustrated, too!
    Ana

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