Friday, March 23, 2007

Two Broadcasters

Today, I heard a radio report. One of those little human interest catalogues, or birthday's. In particular, they were saying that it was the birthday (24th March) of:

(1) the famous Canadian environmentalist, Dr. David Suzuki and of
(2) the influential English Media personality and broadcaster Malcolm Muggeridge.

Two men of influence.

Voted one the the 10 greatest Canadians, David Suzuki has given us fascinating insights, and urgent warnings concerning the world in which we live. His contribution to the wisdom and life of the human race is immeasurable.

He said: "We have both a sense of the importance of the wilderness and space in our culture and an attitude that it is limitless and therefore we needn't worry." Wikipedia notes: "He concludes with a call for a major "perceptual shift" in our relationship with nature and the wild". Crucial, I'm sure.

And yet, does he, ulitmately hold an accurate view of the true nature of things? Is the world in the hands of a faithful Creator? What does he think of Christ?

Malcolm Muggeridge was at one time an avowed atheist, and critic of the Christian faith. However, something happened which changed his perspective, entirely. He met the Risen, living Christ - Jesus of Nazareth, now Lord of the universe. This gave him a far more hopeful view of things. Since he came to see things as they really are.

"I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus".

He held an understanding which had come to him beyond sight, He had been encountered by the living Christ. The world was genuinely under a guiding, redeeming hand, not merely bound to self-destruction. This biblical understanding does of course take account of that event known as "the fall".

He also said: "Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message".

The message, is that Christ lives, by his resurrection power, and therefore David Suzuki's world, is actually a different place than he knows.

It is amazing that such insight has been revealed to babaes and infants, and yet, the "wise" cannot perceive it. Strange.

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