Monday, December 15, 2014
Angels with laser beams
The reason I see history with hope lies not in the sad acts of violence but in the small acts of light in a dark world. I have been struck in the story of the good news of great joy for all the people with the fact that very shortly after the birth Jesus they are sent to Egypt to protect the Child from Herod.
I was surmising a better short term scenario in which the Angels enter Bethlehem and subdue Herods troops with powerful lasar weapons and thus begin to uproot evil.
It just doesn't work that way. The way of peace and truth is much longer and much more costly than eye for eye and tooth for tooth.