2 Sa 17-18; Rev 3-4; Psalm 46-47
Of all the letters the risen Christ dictates to the angels of the churches – perhaps none better suits the church of this age [sic], than that to Laodicea. In the West at least the church is decidedly comfortable.
It is interesting that Christ calls this church to account NOT because it is cold, but because it is neither hot nor cold. It is a stark reminnder that there is always more hope for moribund churches than there is for comfortable churches. The dead Can be raised – but the comfortable . . .