"One of the central messages of the book of Revelation—spoken to a people who were struggling with persecution, war, famine, and pestilence—is that there are interludes throughout where we see the worship of the saints and the angels in heaven. There is a consistent picture that in spite of all the chaos that the world seems to be devolving into, we see the worship of God in heaven. There is a sense in which it is a reminder to us that God remains on his throne and sovereign—that God will gather all things up unto himself. Perhaps not today and perhaps not tomorrow, but there will be a day in which there will be no sea."
In light of both the eruption of war between Hamas and Israel and the mass shooting in Indiana, PA, over the weekend, Bishop Alex reflects on how Christians might reflect on and respond to the violence and chaos that exists in our world.