Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Book of Revelation: Hope for the Earth

"Then the angel showed me that river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the city. One either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations."
Barbara Rossing, in her presentation at Trinity Institute this year gives a vision of hope and healing for the world in our day through the Book of Revelation. Countering the picture put forth by those who see only "end times" and a message of use it or lose it when it comes to our resources, she offers the reading that shows the non-violent power of Love - Jesus as Lamb. In her reading Earth becomes the hero of the story. By turning away from the demands of empire and it lust for more power and riches, Christians are called to live in a way that leads to healing, to live an ethical life for all creation. It is not a book of destruction but a book of life. Listen and watch. Click HERE for more.

1 comment:

Eileen said...

I loved Barbara Rossing's talk - I could listen to her for hours.

And, what a gift to be able to give Revelation as a book of love - a continuation of the Gospel - not the end of the "world", but perhaps, more the "end of the world as we know it."

I really enjoyed her!