Do We Live in the World of M. C. Escher?

C. Escher is an artist whose drawings challenge the mind just by looking at them. I have one here of architectural impossibilities so you can see what I mean. One thing that stands out is the water which just keeps going round and round without ever getting higher or lower it seems on the same level. Stairs that go every which way but at the same time, go nowhere. Escher’s drawings always evoke a double-take. You look at them, and they seem okay, but then it begins to dawn on you that something is not right with the picture. Things are not as they seem. Our world appears like this, we think it is normal; but it is not normal; it is not right. It is not the way God intended. Everything is upside-down and backwards. … More Do We Live in the World of M. C. Escher?

Answering God’s Call

Today we hear how Isiah and Simon are called to serve God, both in very different ways, but both confessing that they are or have been sinful people.  Their sins are forgiven and they are chosen to answer God’s call.
There is very little hesitation in their response and with Simon there are quite a few witnesses to his particular calling … More Answering God’s Call