Lord's Day Liturgy

A Climate of Repentance

Our governor has been very busy. There are a lot of unemployment claims to answer, and apparently a lot of hackers to track down who’ve worked the governor’s system. He’s also busy creating many rules and conditions for many phases of reopening and dealing with applications for variances that he has concocted. I don’t know how he does it, but somehow he still finds time to be interviewed regularly by major cable news media.

He found time to talk with a socialist group a while ago, and it was great to see how much they have in common. Our governor was especially excited about the coronavirus, not only because of it’s ability to be traced by science and data, but because of the opportunities that the coronavirus is giving us a wonderful opportunity to fix the economy so that we’ll also be able to fix climate change.

“we should not be intimidated when people say, ‘Oh, you can’t use this COVID crisis, you know, to peddle a solution to climate change.’ No. We have to recognize the necessity of this moment that this will allow us to rebuild our economy and jump-start it.”

I mean, wow, we really ought to be more thankful.

To be clear, I am being snide, mostly. But I’ve said before, and I still believe it, that this is a perfect opportunity, not just for socialists, but for the saints on earth. There is a climate that needs to be changed, it just happens to be a cultural climate. The climate that needs to be changed is deeper than the temperature on the surface, but things are heating up. In order to change the cultural climate, saints have to act like saints, not like ostriches, burying our heads, or like chickens, running around laying eggs.

Our message for the governor is not, “How dare you!” Our message is, “Repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus.” If we want to see a climate of repentance, we must show the way.