Final Days

In the darker depths of the ocean lives a beautiful, multi-chambered mollusc (shell fish) known as the nautilus.  I have a shell, sawn in half, to reveal the many chambers of its life off the shores of Papua, New Guinea.  But I have bad news.  The lives of these nautiluses are threatened by climate change.  The water is becoming too warm.

Could the longing of the early Christians be coming true—the final days are here?  Christ said he was coming back in glory, the days of the omni-present resurrection.  I look forward to that day when all of life’s sufferings count for something, when we step out and up.  When the clouds are stepping stones, when friends who have endured join the happy throng.

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