And now for something a little different — the latest song/vid from The DOVES:
“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation.” — Henry David Thoreau, “Walden”
“The specific character of despair is precisely this: it is unaware of being despair.” — Soren Kierkegaard, “The Sickness Unto Death”
“We know now that the modern world is coming to an end… at the same time, the unbeliever will emerge from the fogs of secularism. He will cease to reap benefit from the values and forces developed by the very Revelation he denies… Loneliness in faith will be terrible. Love will disappear from the face of the public world (Matt. 23:12), but the more precious will be that love which flows from one lonely person to another… The new age will declare that secularized facets of Christianity are sentimentalities. This declaration will clear the air. The world will come to be filled with animosity and danger, but it will be a world open and clean.” — Romano Guardini, “The End of the Modern World” (1956)
“I will restore to you the years
that the swarming locust has eaten…
“And it shall come to pass afterward,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams,
and your young men shall see visions.
29 Even on the male and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit.
30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. 32 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.” — Joel 2:25(a); 29-32 (ESV)
“You found the reason for your strife
Now you’re paying for it with your life.
You have wasted everything.
But you never really joined the inner ring…
Mystified that it ain’t clear why you missed all your lines
And every sign…”
— “Wasted”, The DOVES
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