Monday, July 21, 2014
Wow. This is my first entry on this blog! I’m giving this blogging thing a good go and I’ll see how goes, for at least a year. I’ll see how I like it, and then either continue, or give up the blog here — but, for at least a year. Right now, the new heaven and the new earth have arrived, and people are truly learning to live together in it. Pope Francis is central in it all as a leader to help people learn to live in it together.
The latest news to come down the pike, in so far as Pope Francis goes, on Friday the Pope telephoned two of the main leaders of the Israelis and Palestinians, urging them both to end the conflict and foster peace in the region. There’s a Star Trek Voyager episode, I don’t recall which one, but two of the crew people were in a personal conflict and the captain needed the crew to all perform well in a difficult circumstance, she looked them each in the eyes, told them, we don’t have time for conflict, and said simply and firmly the words, “Work it out!” – meaning, fix your conflict quick between the two of you, and lets get on with what is before us. Cool stuff. So, let it be worked out!
As well, Pope Francis has also been in contact with an Argentine parish priest in Gaza through whom he conveyed message to the people there, and it is now spoken that “Pope Francis’ message ha[s] given Christians in Gaza fresh courage and hope.”
In other news, Pope Francis gave a gave a sermon in the past day or so on separating the wheat from the tares. For a great complement sidedish to this, check Gloria Copeland and George Pearson’s series, “How to Reap Your Harvest,” part 1 and part 2.
And speaking of Kenneth Copeland Ministries, one of the reasons I decided to start a blog on Pope Francis is because I saw a message on YouTube by Pope Francis to Kenneth Copeland Ministries — a ministry which God’s hand of protection surrounds and is massively cultivating and growing. Kenneth Copeland Ministries gets it. Those people know Jesus Christ, they have the keys to the kingdom of God, they’re taking people to the doors within the kingdom, and helping them through. If you’re not following them, you should be. God is with them and they are unstoppable in so far helping the people of earth and the larger universe to get acclimated to God’s kingdom being here now.
Then, after the Pope reached out to them with that message of connection to them, at the end of June of this year, at the Pope’s invitation, a group of evangelical ministers, including Kenneth Copeland himself made a pilgrimage to the Vatican and visited the Pope himself to aid in uniting the faiths in the kingdom:
“That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me.” – John 17:21
And so, reading and hearing these tales of such really really good things happening in the world, got me interested in blogging about it all.
And that’s about it for a first blog entry. The Pope is making the rounds and calling in the harvest. People are coming together in God’s name and the conflicts of so many ages are coming forever to a close.