I pray for the apocalypse, today.

Here is one of the original mea16637_431505386902963_883498270_nnings of Apocalypse:  Old English, via Old French and ecclesiastical Latin from Greek apokalupsis, from apokaluptein ‘uncover, reveal’, from apo- ‘un-’ + kaluptein ‘to cover’.

So yes, I pray for the apocalypse.

I pray for the uncovering of falsehood.

I pray for the discovery of all that is good and beautiful inside us, all that is currently hidden by ego and greed and injustice.

I pray for the apocalypse, that we may come to uncover the beauty that is hidden inside.

I pray for the revealing of the goodness of creation and the goodness of humanity, because we are made in the image of God.

I pray for us to have an apocalyptic realization that the way the world is now is the way it should be, that we are not intended to live like this.

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I pray for the apocalypse that will help us see that another world is possible, Here and Now, and that we may be participants in making it so.

I pray for this current state of the world to end, and for a new beginning based on love and justice for all of God’s children.

I pray for apocalypse, today, and every day.

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. WOW!!!! I love this…. This is the message being preached by Jehovah’s Witnesses around the world… next time one knocks at your door, you should listen or ask questions about the “revealing” of God’s purposes. AMEN! “Let your kingdom come, let your will be done on EARTH…”

  2. Such a great article. “I pray for the revealing of the goodness of creation and the goodness of humanity.” We need this more now than ever, especially considering how globalized the world is becoming. Polarization breeds intolerance, which is not the way we should be treating one another. The Westboro Baptist Church, for example, definitely does not use effective ways of spreading the Christian message (http://www.opposingviews.com/i/religion/christianity/petition-label-westboro-baptist-church-hate-group-most-popular-white-house), or exemplify the “goodness of creation.” We can do better.

  3. Dear Ramesh,
    I guess you miss the point, don’t you:)
    I am living in the Middle East; and there are more than hundred ancient churches only in my Muslim majority city. I also know how mosques and sacred scriptures are burned, people are attacked and discriminated in your ‘pluralistic’ countries. Please don’t forget that the ones who are persecuted are primarily Muslims, and the main financial & military support to these terrorists has been unsurprisingly and consistently foreign. We know who invades whose country, who kills whose people, who politically (or directly) dominates whose territories, who exploits the world and who pollutes the earth. But we still find reasons to love each other. There is no other way, except love. As Omid reminds, what you need is the Beatles, maybe? :)
    http://omidsafi.religionnews.com/2012/12/17/to-fight-hatred-we-needthe-beatles-and-love/

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