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Tuesday Tidings May 2, 2023

Dearest Members of Bethlehem,

“You show me the path of life.

In your presence there is fullness of joy;

in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” -Psalm 16:11

Sometimes it’s on a button on a remote; sometimes it’s right there on the screen in front of you. You just reach out your finger and press it, and immediately, the movie, film, video, or song that you are enjoying rewinds by 10 or 30 seconds. You effectively get to go back in time a bit to relive what you might have missed. This is a wonderful convenience.

But, the technology is limited, we do not have the ability to rewind our lives. The past is the past, and we can

not go back. Well, as far as I know, there aren’t any working time machines in my neighborhood. And I haven’t seen any souped up 80’s era DeLoreans either.

And this got me to thinking, since the cosmos is structured in this way - since we simply can’t go back in time - what does this mean for our lives of faith? Here are a few thoughts…