First, welcome. Second, these posts are not the opinions of the United Methodist Church, nor my local congregation. They are mine alone, and depending upon the day, I might not even claim them either :^). Third, I hope you find something of interest or thought-provoking here.
The earth is the LORD’s and it’s fullness;
the world and those who dwell in it.
For he founded it upon the seas
and established it upon the rivers.
Who can ascend the mountain of the LORD?
or who will stand in his holy place?
He whose hands are clean and whose heart is pure,
who does not lift up his soul falsehood,
nor sworn deceitfully.
He will receive a blessing from the LORD,
and justice from God his savior.
Such is the generation that seeks him,
that seeks the face of the God of Jacob.
All history is just one man trying to take something away from another man, and usually it doesn’t really belong to either of them.
Andrew Davidson (The Gargoyle)