Thursday, May 08, 2008

Disposable People

We eat with them
And play with them
And respect them,
And they look just the same as we do.
They are people.
We are people.
Handsome or plain,
Strong or weak,
With hopes and dreams and fears.
Yet there's a terrifying difference:
Their spirits are dead.
Their souls are holes.
They are moving to eternal death, not eternal life.

They don't care.
They don't know.
We know.
But do we care?

Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot--they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all--so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
--Luke 17:26-30, ESV

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