(thinking about 1 Corinthians 7:29-31)
I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short;
from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as
though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the
present form of this world is passing away. (1 Corinthians 7:29-31, NRSV)
Brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short.
Let those who were born Democrats sit down and eat dinner with Republicans.
Let those who wished the other guy or the other gal won stop for a moment and allow a smile to cross their faces.
Let those of us with plenty remember those with less, and let those of us with next-to-nothing feel part of the abundance of the day to come.
For the present form of this world is passing away.
And the only way we won't snag ourselves on the past is to let it go, to remember it with respect and value the good parts and identify the bad ones, but to let.it.go.