In Judgment Day, Harold Camping, the founder of Family Radio, has predicted the end of the world will occur on May 21, 2011. Take that Mayans! Strangely, he also predicted the end of the world back in 1994, too. I don’t have any explanation for his current prediction or his previous. Heck, I’m going to start predicting the end of the world every week. Then, when it happens, I’ll just look at everyone and say, “See? Told ya so!”
I even wrote a list of my predictions for the coming year. However, after reading that the world was going to end this May, I was less than enthused to predict much of anything. Well, one prediction: Harold Camping will be wrong again!
Anyway, I looked at my list and realized I am not funny when I write about theology…at all. Why do I get so lame when I start to write anything that has to do with theology? I get all serious and delve into deep subjects with not a glimmer of a smile or anything funny. Where did my funny go? Maybe I’ll find it in 2011. I hope I do and soon!
Anyway, here is my prediction for 2011* both personal and the world at large.
- Televangelists will still get under my skin.
- I will still like Mr. Deity and laugh at things I am not supposed to laugh at.
- I find that my attitude will be shockingly similar towards people that disagree with my point of view as I am of them and their point of view.
- I will continually be surprised at my immaturity when dealing with people.
- I will fight pride this year and probably in the coming years.
- I will not be able to deeply love people and keep my heart from breaking at the same time.
- I will probably get in trouble for loving the people I love.
- I will continue to believe that love is the most powerful force we have at our disposal for announcing the Good News.
- I will continue to surrender my will to His and pray to grow in Christ-likeness.
- Failure will be inevitable, but not fatal.
For the world at large:
- It will be a year consisting of wars, famine, disease, discord, strife, political ads, and fear.
- It will also be a year filled with breath taking beauty and joy.
- It will be a year when we will see some of the worst that humans can do to each other.
- We will also see some of the most moving acts of kindness and sacrifice people can do toward each other, even strangers.
- We will be brought to our knees in tears and laughter, and sorrow.
- In the year to come we will have a God that will guide us through every mountain top and valley.
- And, we will still have a God that will take our best and worst and find a way to make it beautiful.
Those are my predications for 2011. What are yours?
*Of course, if Mr. Camping is right, please disregard all previous predictions.