In Days to Come: Waiting on Peace and Justice.
Signs are all around us,
though I have to admit, they befuddle me sometimes.
A sign by a road in Roosevelt, Utah, I’m told, says:
“Rest Area Next Right,”
but the next right leads you straight into a cemetery.[i]
A sign in the local convenience store says,
“If you are going to steal, then smile for the camera.”
A sign in a grocery store reads:
“Snickers, five for a dollar (limit four)”
Or this one
A sign on a dock in Juneau, Alaska, says:
“Safety ladder, climb at own risk.”
Closer to home, perhaps,
in the coffee shop where I do a lot of my pondering over sermons,
they have the sign:
“Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy.”
Here’s one that says: no trespassing, without permission
How’s that for confusing?
Or then there’s the story about the man,
standing on the corner in front of a Burger King.
His sign read “will work for food.”
Had he only looked up, he would have noticed
that the Burger King sign directly above him read “Now Hiring”…
Signs are everywhere, all around us.
And the signs of the times these days
can be quite bewildering and discouraging, sometimes.… [Read more…]