Saturday March 27, 2004

Xanga and I need a DTR.

David Horner’s prophecy from the first chapel of the year is being fulfilled tonight in this xanga entry.  We, as a collective North Park comunity, need to better define our relationship with xanga.  To begin this process, I write:

To me, xanga is an outlet for creative observations of life.  Things like watching freshman look for a friendly face to sit next to in ARA, only to make the inevitable trip to the salad bar, not for vegetables, but to look again, this time through the sneeze guard, for an open seat and new insights into door holding etiquette.  This are the things that make up my xanga site.  I don’t think it is place to share the deepest outpouring of your soul or to share the lyrics of an entire song with the whole community.

What is YOUR xanga relationship like?

Monday March 15, 2004

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

-Matthew 25:31-45

“What does it mean to feed and clothe the Creator of all things?  We cannot know.  We can only look on the poor and oppressed with new eyes and resolve to heal their hurts and help end their oppression”.

“If Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 25:40 is startling, its parallel is terrifying: ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’  What does this mean in a world where millions die each year while rich Christians live in affluence?”