26
Jun
09

a god and godess are gone

Two cultural icons passed into eternity yesterday. Farrah Fawcett – a sex symbol from the 1970s whose appeal impacted a generation.  And Michael Jackson – the King of pop music.

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The outcry of public grief has begun and will no doubt continue for a while. These celebrities were hugely popular. Once again we are reminded that death plays no favorites. Fame and fortune cannot rescue humanity from our mortality. Best to heed the ancient wisdom of The Teacher [Ecclesiastes] who doesn’t shy away from reality or offer shallow explainations to deep questions…

Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”– before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars grow dark, and the clouds return after the rain; when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men stoop, when the grinders cease because they are few, and those looking through the windows grow dim; when doors to the street are closed and the sound of grinding fades; when men rise up at the sound of birds, but all their songs grow faint; when men are afraid of heights and of dangers in the streets; when the almond tree blossoms and the grasshopper drags himself along and desire no longer is stirred.

Then man goes to his eternal home and mourners go about the streets.

Remember him–before the silver cord is severed, or the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, or the wheel broken at the well, and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter:

Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.

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