Here a man has died, and yet life continued on without missing a beat and without much thought… other than how this affects their schedules, their lives. “Ah well,” all of these characters seem to say, “that’s what being a New Yorker does to you…ya want yo internet or what???” I kind of hate the gross generalizations that all the citizens of New York are like this, but it was interesting that the paper chose to publish it and there wasn’t any massive outcry of letters to the editor challenging the portrayal that New Yorkers can be mean, uncaring or self absorbed. The hit television show Seinfeld’s entire premise was that the four main characters were completely self-absorbed, and most of the interactions and relationships between them and their fellow New Yorkers were the same.
He knows the great capacity of each of His followers to bring the very Life and Love of the Lord to the ends of the earth. And at the same time, that’s a choice every follower has to make (and renew almost daily) for the possibility is right there to be the one who will betray, deny or abandon Him. To forget all that He has said.; forget all that he has done.