|An old geezer at an old geyser|
I titled this image from our Pray for Truth Road Trip "An old geezer in front of an old geyzer."
Solomon concluded the Proverb, "children take pride in their parents."
While my untucked shirt distinguishes me as an old geezer, and probably embarrasses my children, I pray that my faithfulness to God will be a source of pride for them. I hope our commitment to Jesus "distinguishes" Paulie and me as we mature.
The geyser is called faithful. It was given that name because it spouts off every hour or so. It faithfully presents the same show every hour year after year. Old faithful doesn't swing wildly between extremes.
The brilliant British 20th century writer G.K. Chesterton observed, "The whole curse of the last century has been what is called the Swing of the Pendulum; that is, the idea that Man must go alternately from one extreme to the other. It is a shameful and even shocking fancy; it is the denial of the whole dignity of mankind. When Man is alive he stands still. It is only when he is dead that he swings."
Many people believe that America is swinging to an extreme right now, and that it will swing back from practices like sodomy and abortion. In truth this thinking is evidence that we are slipping the hangman's noose around our neck.