“I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning.” —Luke 10:18
So John the Revelator got it wrong?It wasn’t Michael and his angel throngwho threw the mighty Lucifer from his throne?You’re telling me that seventy raw-bonedpeasants passing barefoot from town to town,carrying no money, no change of gown,and sparing no time for chat with chanceencounters on the way—these sons who danceamong snakes and scorpions, whose quick stepsraise dust from heels to head—you mean these schlepsdrew down from heaven upon unmapped squaresapocalyptic judgments no one darescompare with those that wasted Sodom?These day laborers harvested a kingdom?These were the lambs who blacked the dragon’s eye,who rumbled him down from his realm in the sky?
Sara Miles on Ash Wednesday in the streets, Wesley Granberg-Michaelson on the WCC and Pentecostals, Heidi Neumark on bedbugs at a pageant.
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