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Complacency and Self-Delusion

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I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth. For you say, ‘I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing.’ You do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. Therefore I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire so that you may be rich; and white robes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nakedness from being seen; and salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. I reprove and discipline those whom I love. Be earnest, therefore, and repent. Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me. To the one who conquers I will give a place with me on my throne, just as I myself conquered and sat down with my Father on his throne. Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

-Revelation 3:15-22

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    • It’s just a stock photo I found, but I thought it captured the church of Laodicea – and maybe the church of the United States? – perfectly.

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      • OK. My wife came by my desk when I was reading your post, and asked me who was the person in the picture, which is what prompted the question.

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  1. Margaret Katranides says

    The National Cathedral apparently heard the Spirit telling them not to rock the boat tomorrow, but to hail the newly inaugurated, and welcome him to their magnificent stage. It’s not for me to tell them what to do, since I left the Episcopal church many decades ago, but I have to say I’m disappointed. (Unless of course, their choir sings “God save America” instead of “God bless…”)

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