I generally don't comment on current events much anymore. Except for this week, I don't have anything in my life that I can write about. It's a bit hush-hush at the moment, but you'll know by the start of 2020, at the latest, when you read the yearly wrap up. Recently 11,000 climate scientists declared a climate emergency.¹ Captain Planet had fallen in battle. Does anyone remember that show? Just me? Anyway, they put forth six things humanity needs to do to save the planet. I'm going to list them and then will say something from a Biblical perspective. After all, the tagline is "Pursuing a thoughtful Christianity."
We were still at Zacchaeus's home eating. Those that were complaining about Jesus forgiving him were still there. So Jesus told us all a parable because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once and overthrow Rome.
A friend was telling me about a new friend they had made in their college class. He had liked a lot of her religious posts, most of them being from our church. It turns out, he's gay. People make a mistake when they focus on one particular sin and forget the rest. Generally, they focus on the more visible ones.
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. I was gazing at the buildings. Jericho was a wealthy town filled with rich priests and officials. "Look at that," John said. I looked in the direction he indicated at the edge of the crowd. "What?" "Wait for it." Then I saw a man's face appear and disappear. Then it happened again. "Is he jumping up and down?"