Saturday, May 21, 2011

Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more...

There has been some hubbub of late regarding today, May 21st.  The "rapture" was supposed to happen, according to Harold Camping [currently, his website is down] and his strange reading of (or reading into) scripture.
When I first heard about this a number of weeks ago, I was intrigued.  I never believed that he was right, but I did realize something important: it didn't matter.  Over this past year, Peter and I have taken a number of significant steps to order our lives according to how Christ is calling us to live.  We're becoming Orthodox, we're paying off our debts, we moved across the country and have trusted him for everything from the roof over our heads to the food in our mouths.  Through it all, we have stumbled and tripped toward the path He laid out for us and I have to think (hope, pray) that if He were to return today, He would find us working for Him.  I'm not afraid to die, to be raptured or to have the world end.  I know that if and when it does happen, I'll be excited (albeit nervous) to see my Lord because I have tried to faithfully do His work (though often asking for forgiveness when I mess it up).  I think that's the best anyone can do.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Peter and Felicity,

    I too am a convert to Orthodoxy - I was raised Western Catholic, left the church and went into everything under the sun Eastern, metaphysical and esoteric. After twenty years, thanks to the grace of God working through my husband, I discovered Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

    I went through quite a struggle to convert and after I did - I knew at some point I would write a book about my experience. It was published this year, "The Pearl of Great Price, The Journey of a New Age seeker to the Light of Christ and the Eastern Orthodox Church". I too have a blog and an author's website,

    God bless you and your struggles for Christ! I look forward to reading about your adventures.

    Yours in Christ,

    Veronica Hughes