Friday, April 03, 2015

Something for Good Friday

Given all the news around the world, I am in an Apocalyptic mood, so here is something from Revelation:

16 Then I heard a loud voice from the temple telling the seven angels, “Go and pour out on the earth the seven bowls of the wrath of God.”

2 So the first angel went and poured out his bowl on the earth, and harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshipped its image.

3 The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing died that was in the sea.

4 The third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel in charge of the waters say,

“Just are you, O Holy One, who is and who was,
    for you brought these judgements.
6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets,
    and you have given them blood to drink.
It is what they deserve!”
7 And I heard the altar saying,

“Yes, Lord God the Almighty,
    true and just are your judgements!”

8 The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire. 9 They were scorched by the fierce heat, and they cursed the name of God who had power over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.

10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness. People gnawed their tongues in anguish 11 and cursed the God of heaven for their pain and sores. They did not repent of their deeds.


Max Coutinho said...

Hi Looney,

Happy Easter to you and your family, my friend.
God Bless.

Looney said...

Hello Max,

Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

Looney said...

Hello Max,

I have Portugal on the brain due to reading a long book about the Jesuits in China. My wife is also demanding a vacation, so we were pondering if Portugal might be a good destination. What do you think?

Max Coutinho said...


Portugal is a great destination, so you should definitely visit it. Where do you intend to go: South, North, Centre?

Looney said...

We are just starting to learn about the country. The plane arrives in Lisbon, so it seems that central is a given. But we will likely have a week. I am more liking to savor a place for a time and not go too far.

Max Coutinho said...

Ah, then Lisbon it is. The airport is not that far from the centre, and going out of it you will enjoy an interesting view and be almost immediately inserted in the city life.
You definitely need a week to get to know Lisbon properly. If you wish, send me a message and I will suggest some places for you to visit. You and your wife will love them.