Signs of the Times

The Very Reverend Dr. Leslie Skerry Olsen
Dean, Grace Episcopal Cathedral
in the Capitol Federal Savings' bulletin News and Views, Topeka, Kansas

It was a night when the moon was gone and the sky was black. Three men looked up and in the darkness saw a bright, new star. They had been given to understand that the appearance of this star would announce the birth of a great king. Because they believed this so completely they set out to follow the star on what proved to be a long and dangerous journey. And the darker the night, the brighter the star gleamed. Following the star that shone in the darkness, these Three Wise Men eventually found the Christ Child and worshiped Him.

If there was darkness for the Wise Men there are people who feel there is darkness now.... There are those who say God is dead, and others who say God is not relevant. Add to these immature ideas the argument that there are no ethical standards, that morals are simply as you like them.

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December 20, 1969

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