24 November 2008
THE END IS NEAR
The Gospel reading for this Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the liturgical year, from St Matthew 25 always reminds me of my freshman course in General Chemistry, among other things of course.
My favorite professor in college was Arthur A Sunier, who had been a professor of chemistry for many years, and more than a little hard of hearing, always had a "sheep from goat separator" test about half-way through the semester, just in time in case one wanted to drop the course. Very thoughtful.
From the Biblical reading one gets the idea that in the real world we really don't have that option.
A detail from the Ghent altarpiece by Jan van Eyck to the right. From our friends at Wikipedia.