a gift eternal

I enjoyed listening to Steven Charleston’s sermons via podcast when he was the assistant bishop of the Diocese of California and he would preach at Grace Cathedral. Thanks to Susan Russell for sharing this and allowing me to connect with Steven on Facebook.

Did the minds behind the hands that raised Stonehenge imagine their reality would go on forever? Did the citizens of Sumer or Chichen Itza or Harrppa believe theirs was the way the world would stay? Each culture claims its moment. Each age assumes reality. But even the foreheads of nations are marked with the ashes of time. Do not despair, Ozymandias, for loss of the ephemeral. Even the Pleiades may be passing, but the God who spins the seasons and knits the threads of time will offer a gift eternal to let love the last Word be.

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