Now, between Easter and Pentecost, it is a good opportunity for some thoughts from the pastor’s view, once again. Transient: a term valid for anything we possess, for our whole live. The Holy Bible presents in the Book of Ecclesiastes (Ecc) much to that.
Ecclesiastes 1, verse 14: „I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them meaningless, a chasing after the wind.“ From this initial position, some other points are worth mentioning, all well known and inevitable for all of us.
Ecc 1, 17: „... understanding of wisdom and also of madness and folly ...“ / Ecc 2, 17: „... the work that is done ...“ / Ecc 2, 26: „the task of gathering and storing up wealth ...“ / Ecc 4, 4: „... all toil and all achievement spring from one person’s envy of another ...“ / Ecc 6, 9: „Better what the eyes see than the roving of the appetite. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.“ In sum, ultimately: all transient.
This awareness should be a constant companion for The Castiron and actually for you, too – easier said than implemented. It is a fact, sometimes a real drastic one: transient can also mean the facing of definitive and extremely hurtful incidents in our lives.
Next week you will be confronted with the shocking significance of this, taken from the real life of motorsport.
See you next Friday. - God bless you, all the best! The Castiron
PS Basic thoughts source reference: Lebendig! VOM GEHEIMNIS MÜNDIGEN CHRISTSEINS von Michael Herbst SCM Hänssler