Thursday, May 19, 2011
Returing to Life After Your World Ends
Apparently May 21st 2011 is the end of the world, so says a Preacher from California. Its scheduled for around 6:00 pm Eastern time this Saturday. The end of the world has been predicted numerous times starting in 60 CE when some religious scholars claim Paul had predicted the Rapture in his lifetime.
Since the Birth of Jesus Christ Astrologers, Popes, Mystics, Theologians, Mathematicians, Meteorologists and a variety of other Religious leaders have predicted the Second coming, The Rapture, Armageddon, and the End of Times. Some of the dates include 365 CE, 75 CE, 500 CE, 968, 992, 1000, 1033, 1147, 1179, 1346 the year of the black Plaque, 1406, 1524, 1669 ...and most recently 1914, 1918, 1929, 1925 ...41 ... 75...94, and 2000/Y2K.
I'm not sure how this end of world thing is suppose to happen but if it does apparently only 2% of the world's population is going to be taken to Heaven. That leaves the rest of us down here to clean up. We have had lots of practice, most recently at Ground Zero, in New Orleans, Japan, and across the Midwest due to Tornado's.
This weekend Floods are expected in many parts of the US and for those people their World is ending. There houses will be washed away and they will not only lose their homes and possessions, but will also lose their places of employment and jobs. With any luck they will escape with their lives and be able to start over.
Four month's ago a friend of mine was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She had a double Mastectomy and started and aggressive chemotherapy regiment. She lost her hair and has spent the last few months fighting for her life. The world as she knew it ended in February but just last week she had her last treatment and is ready to start her new life as a cancer survivor and grow her beautiful straight blonde hair back. Who knows perhaps it will come back red and curly.
Most of us know with every ending comes a new beginning. Some Ends we choose and some Ends are plopped into our laps. So weather we chose to move our family across the country or our house gets washed away life changes, and when one life ends... another begins.
No matter how Saturday May 21st turns out there is work to do and I'm planning on being here.