Thursday, January 15, 2009

uh oh

There were the evil angels who followed Lucifer and the wise ones who followed God. But there was also a third group that refused to take sides.

"We'll wait to see how it comes out," they said. "We're angels and above such things as war."

They didn't realize that the very job of angels is to come down on the side of good. There's no room for moderates in Heaven.

~Brother Aiden, The Land of the Silver Apples by Nancy Farmer

4 comments:

Meg said...

The first thing that came to mind... after chuckling over your title...was Rev. 3:15-16:

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Ave said...

It is so bizarre when we are on the same wave length. This morning I awoke at 4:00 AM thinking about things like this. I was thinking about the war in heaven and wondering if there were any people on earth who didn't feel passionately about what side they were on, and if this manifests in their attitudes on earth.

Mama Ava said...

Isn't this hard to do at times? I used to think that in America we are all so PC that it's very difficult to state something that we believe in very strongly for fear of alienting or insulting someone, and so often we just keep quiet. And if we just keep quiet, then even if we aren't on the fence in our hearts, we can give that impression to others.

When we moved internationally, I found non-Americans to be more opinionated about things, but there more of a sense of everyone being absolutely free to do whatever they want under the guise of so many people from so many walks of life all thrown together. It is often difficult to find a moral center, something that I now realize is actually easier to find in the States, at least where I was from.

There are some topics, though, that I am on the fence about. I think I have it figured out, but then something happens or I read something and I hop back over. Those topics often get stuffed to the back of my mind and I think about other easier things!

yesweareonmars said...

My in-laws were the kind of people who thought if you don't know what to do you do nothing. It was practically their mantra. They never realized that by doing nothing they WERE making a decision and there were later consequences to that. So now I kind of keep that in mind when I have to make a decision. I ask myself what could happen later. It helps with some things.