Sunday, July 11, 2010


In my reply to Texan99's comment on Window Into Heaven, a few posts down, I was going to link to my recent series on the Jewish festivals in the time of Jesus, festival worship in general, and its relation to the wedding feast of heaven we hear hints of in scripture. Except there isn't any series on that. I did one for adult Sunday School (we called it "Formation") this year and intended to post parts of the lessons, but apparently never did. So I'd better.

For a warm-up you might read my older post on Linear Versus Circular Time.

1 comment:

Texan99 said...

I'm sure you've already run into what C.S. Lewis has to say about change and repetition in "The Screwtape Letters": "The horror of the Same Old Thing is one of the most valuable passions we have produced in the human heart – an endless source of heresies in religion, folly in counsel, infidelity in marriage, and inconstancy in friendship. The humans live in time, and experience reality successively. To experience much of it, therefore, they must experience many different things; in other words, they must experience change. And since they need change, the Enemy (being a hedonist at heart) has made change pleasurable to them, just as He has made eating pleasurable. But since He does not wish them to make change, any more than eating, an end in itself, He has balanced the love of change in them by a love of permanence. He has contrived to gratify both tastes together in the very world He has made, by that union of change and permanence which we call Rhythm. He gives them the seasons, each season different yet every year the same, so that spring is always felt as a novelty yet always as the recurrence of an immemorial theme. He gives them in His Church a spiritual year; they change from a fast to a feast, yet it is always the same feast as before."