Will It Ever Get Better?

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Photo taken from CNN

Lunatics bomb innocent bystanders.  Children are slain in the streets.  Innocent girls are trafficked as sex slaves.  People live in fear of senseless random acts of violence.  Governments are unstable.  Economies fluctuate.  Sabers rattle.  Fingers point.  Households dissolve.  Morale is low.  Confidence is shaken.  Will it ever get any better?  Allow me to offer you some words of hope in the midst of the chaos.

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No Witch Hunts Allowed

In some of the less attractive periods of Church history (think of The Inquisitions and the Salem Witch Trials), the people of God used violent means to purge from their ranks those they considered to be in league with evil.  In one of the King’s stories, however, He shows us the way He prefers these things to be dealt with.  As we unpack the story we will find there are no witch hunts allowed in the Kingdom of our God.

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Les Misérables

The other night my wife and I went to see the recently released movie version of Les MisérablesWhile I had been looking forward to seeing it, it turned out to be better than I ever imagined.  Based on Victor Hugo’s sweeping novel, it is a film of epic proportions that tells a story loaded with Kingdom values.

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Picture taken from the film website.

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