No, I’m not following up the ‘McGuinn/Sebastian’ concert review with one for Chad and Jeremy (although we did see them a couple of months ago at the Kent Stage — good show, too).
I read the news today, oh boy (obligatory Beatles comment — having a very musical week here, aren’t we?). I know a lot of my friends at East’s read this stuff and get mad, but it just makes me unhappy. I’ve lost count of the number of people who just happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time, locally, and have been shot and wounded or killed. A Christian in China was arrested on his way to church this week, apparently because he would have been in the same church as President Bush. I just recently heard about British Prime Minister Gordon Brown attending a multi-course sumptuous feast at a G8 gettogether in Japan (I think this may have been a while back, not sure) after telling the British people to cut back (and all but ordering grocery stores to stop 2-for-1, etc. sales so people couldn’t stock up). By the way, three African heads of state who were there — and whose countries the dictum about waste was allegedly in aid of — weren’t invited to the dinner. Things are hot in Georgia (former USSR) despite an attempt at a ceasefire. And CNN just e-mailed me to let me know that the head of the Democratic Party in Arkansas was shot in party headquarters.
I honestly don’t know where things stand on the eternal clock. A lot of people think time is getting short. All I know is that watching all this apathy and hate and selfishness makes me hope they’re right. Jesus wept when he was on earth over the state of Jerusalem and his people. I’ve got to believe He must want to cry now over the state of things. I know I do.