Scripture Reading: The Conversion of Lydia
So any seers in our midst? I mean people who have that gift of predicting the future. Someone who has the proven ability to see into or to predict the future. Well you probably wouldn’t be here if you had that particular gift. You’d be out making lots of money. Oracle’s, soothsayers, clairvoyants using crystal balls; all of these may have a place in our culture, or minimally can make great characters in folklore, cinema, and literature; but whose practices may be somewhat counterintuitive to our faith and what our biblical tradition values or teaches. Now for the most part, we don’t have the eyes to see into the future. So we don’t usually know the brilliant things God is perhaps going to do in our lives. We don’t know if we’re going to win the lottery or not. Or worse yet we don’t know how much time we have left in life.