No, not a reflection on biblical hermeneutics. Just a quick “get it out of your head and onto the blog” moment. I ran across a quote last night. Here it is: “Death is something empires worry about. Not something resurrection people worry about.” Given the original author, my immediate thought was, “Please, get over yourself already. Prophets are not feted by CNN.”
Had the speaker been someone like Canon Andrew White or Bishop Mouneer Anis, who know both death and resurrection hope first hand, I would have taken notice and offered a quick prayer for them, the people they love, and for myself. For them, that they would be protected; for me, that I would be grateful for the peace in which I live and that I would not presume upon God’s goodness.