Wednesday, November 05, 2008


“Come all you beasts of the field,
come and devour, all you beasts of the forest!
Israel’s watchmen are blind,
they all lack knowledge;
they are mute dogs,
they cannot bark,
they lie around and dream,
they love to sleep.
They are dogs with mighty appetites,
They never have enough.
They are shepherds who lack understanding,
They all turn to their own way,
Each seeks his own gain.
“Come”, each one cries, “let me get wine!”
Let us drink our fill of beer!
And tomorrow will be like today,
Or even far better.” Is. 56: 9-12

I read these verses this morning and somehow on the eve of a new President with promises of change, I have little hope of it coming to fruition lest I heed this
warning.

The words that stuck out to me were blind watchmen. In a world where through the many mediums of communication we see so much need I can find myself turning a blind eye and not even offering a prayer.

“They lack knowledge”-- I have doctrine, creeds, Bible studies, but the poor are lying at my gate, will my creed house them, feed them, rescue them?

Oh yes I love to dream, to pledge, to promise! …….. but I also love to sleep.

How will I lead even a flock of one without understanding?

Where is living simply so others may simply live? I must have my way and my possessions.

Do I then seek more of the intoxication of the world believing this is the narrow way?

Maybe change is coming for America -- I think I hear a howling.

Photo by Banovich

3 comments:

fcb4 said...
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Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Fred :)

Change has already come with the election of Barrack Obama.

Your post is very interesting because most of us are guilty of the things you have listed. Needles to say we get tempted by the devil very easily and commit all kinds of sins.

I hope this post will serve as a lesson to all of us.

Best wishes :)

FCB said...

Hi Joseph,
Yes, it is a strong warning for us, and one I hope I will heed more and more. Thank God for His mercy!
God bless,
Fred