As a Romanian-American, I am happy that Romanian-born Hertha Müller won the Nobel prize for Literature.
Now I would like to read her books, especially the ones written in Romania. She was born about 50 km from where I was born.
As a Romanian- American I am puzzled that Obama won the Nobel prize for Peace.
The following quote from Bill Kristol captures something of both of these events rather well – :):):
“News flash — Sarah Palin will be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. No one has read her book yet, but there are a lot of people who are excited about it and inspired by the thought of it, and so they will retract the prize from that Romanian and give it to her.”
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. After all – I am really happy that Hertha won it! 🙂
A recent discussion about the last things (eschatology) by John Piper, Sam Storms, Doug Wilson, and Jim Hamilton can be found here .
I am not sure how to insert this script…?
So everywhere we are determined and defined by Him who breathed into us his breath and called us by our name. And when all grows silent and empty about us, when we are restless and lost in a gloomy maze, when we cry out in the dark and none seems to answer, let us remember the saying of Pascal:
I would not seek thee, O God, if thou hadst not already found me. Even my restlessness and my longing show me that thou art at work upon me.
Or we can pray: If in the madness of my passion and the wild commotion of my life I forget thee, do not thou forget me.
God is always greater than our faith, because the breath of His Spirit is stronger than the dust of the earth. And with this certitude one can live.
Truly this is something you can live by.
If I know this, then I know the theme, the point of my life; then my life can succeed.
[From How the World Began – by Helmut Thielicke, pp. 85-86]