Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


If this is Earth?

An egret in the canal at Okefenokee Wildlife refuge

Yesterday, my wife, Victoria, our 15-year old daughter, Griffin, and I headed over to the Okefenokee Swamp in the afternoon. We paddled 4 miles or so—the length of the canal out and back. It was the perfect afternoon for the trip with crisp fall air and beautiful afternoon light. Griffin remarked, "If this is Earth, what must heaven be like?"


The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church

An alligator at eye level to our canoe

Paddling on the Canal


  • At 11/21/2006 8:15 AM, Anonymous kenny said…

    Do the gators bite in heaven? :)

  • At 11/21/2006 8:28 AM, Blogger King of Peace said…

    Isaiah 11:6-9 says, "In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard and the goat will be at peace. Calves and yearlings will be safe among lions, and a little child will lead them all. The cattle will graze among bears. Cubs and calves will lie down together. And lions will eat grass as the livestock do. Babies will crawl safely among poisonous snakes. Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes and pull it out unharmed. Nothing will hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain. And as the waters fill the sea, so the earth will be filled with people who know the LORD."

    So the answer would be "No." Alligators don't bite in heaven. But it will probably take a millenia or two for the egrets to get much rest with them nearby.


  • At 11/21/2006 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't mind gators, but I am not going to heaven with snakes! No way! Not even nice snakes!

  • At 11/21/2006 7:57 PM, Anonymous Debbie said…

    I agree - NO snakes. Not a one.


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