Thursday, June 07, 2007

Answers on a postcard


Profound question: do we ever have the luxury of tomorrow?

Any profound answers appreciated!

4 comments:

TJ said...

Well, not so sure that this is profound but..

Yesterday is the past,it's history, it's gone.

Tomorrow may never be ours

Today is a gift and thats why we call it the present so we need to enjoy the gift while we can as we might never get another one.


; ) The TJ

normal said...

Profound enough. Thanks TJ...

Adrian said...

Tomorrow is when I do everything i have been putting off...

An old friend and new vicar said...

We do not ever have the luxury of tomorrow in this life. Instead, as an eschatological people, we live in the promise of tomorrow. As the people of God, time works differently for us. No longer trapped by the linear forwards-motion of time, we travel that road with the perspective of the end-time. When we look at the world and our place in it, we must look from God's viewpoint. Since God views space-time knowing that the consummation of all things to Godself is ensured, so should we. That perspective then gives us a new lens through which to look. That lens is, of course, the cross. It is the cross that ensures the eschaton and so it the cross that shapes our view. When we allow ourselves to have a cross-shaped view, we experience the promise of tomorrow which, although it feels like a difficult promise to accept, has a lot of the trappings of luxury.