Our world appears to have gone crazy, war, terrorism, domestic violence, violence against children, governments being OK with homelessness/starving children, and populations on mass leaving the home that they love to flee to a place where they are not really wanted.
And here comfortable in North America we have finished our Thanksgiving celebrations and are moving on to Christmas. Black Friday saw shoppers fighting with other shoppers over 'things', things that we do not need but we really want!
Yes a world gone crazy and where do Christian's sit in this mess?
The lectionary readings this week speak directly to the current situation. We are to hold tight to our faith, to the knowledge that it is through God's preparation not any of our own that at the end of this path we will arrive home, our eternal home. That God walks every step of this human life with us, encouraging and providing for our spiritual health, so we do not turn away or fall faint.
"I will fulfill my promise" Jeremiah 33:14
God's promise to us is this, an eternal home free of sin, hate and pain and the knowledge that God is always present now, showing us love, providing spiritual support and guidance if we just have an open spirit and eyes to see.
Where are Christian's in this world gone crazy?
We walk the same human path as everyone else, we suffer as everyone suffers and we do it with faith. Faith in the promise of our God and we live as our Lord Jesus Christ did offering not judgement and reproach but love.