This web log is a place to conduct a conversation on the elusive nature or features of listening to and following God’s will. That is, it is concerned with the “how and why” of seeing with Eyes of Faith. Besides the “how and why” it is also about the “what.” What does one see in the world through Eyes of Faith? This component of the weblog is, alas, likely to be the preponderant content for some time. Seeing with eyes of faith is ultimately about viewing the world as a creature of a personal God.
CNN's report on the Secretary of State's diplomatic tour of Europe, reported in "Rice defends treatment of terror suspects", has some of the typical "renditions" of the Administration's policies and personnel. Rice herself, for example, is shown in a photo taken when her jaw was plainly set. Secretary Rice's use of the term "rendition", of course, is the real story.
In essence, Secretary Rice is telling the heads of state in Europe, "Don't look for the smoking gun" of U.S. gulags in Eastern Europe. I'm not sure what the implied threat means, but according to the BBC article, "Rice 'to talk tough on CIA claim'", Rice will say
"The key point will be 'We're all in this together and you need to look at yourselves as much as us,' " one official said to the Washington Post, on condition of anonymity. "People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."
Mark's Gospel has a remarkably simple introduction.
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.Imagine introducing a guest speaker at a dinner party with words like that! He goes on to quote Isaiah, chapter 40, in connection with the mission of John the Baptist.
As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. A voice of one crying out in the desert: â€œPrepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.â€