I don’t know how much time you spend on social media or look at books or magazines, but there are a few images that seem to be very popular (other than selfies!), and I see a lot of sunsets and sunrises and even a lot of photos of clouds. I get that. I love to take walks early in the morning and watch the sun rise; one Easter Steve and I celebrated the Resurrection at a sunrise service on the rim of the Grand Canyon; and last week for my mother’s birthday, we hiked up A Butte to catch the sunset. What is it that compels us to look at and to want to share that kind of image?
We hear words like “Beautiful!” “Glorious!” “Heavenly!” That last one is ironic, as part of our theology (may not be accurate) is that “up there” somewhere is our final destination (we hope!) [Read more…]