1 Corinthians 10: 11: “Now these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come”. Cool, the ends of the ages have come upon us. What ends, what ages? According to Dix in “The Shape of the Liturgy” (1945) the far, last end of the current age, and the beginning end of the age to come. (which, of course, has no opposite end, for it is eternal) We live in a unique time, a time when the opposite ends of two consecutive ages co-exist – the final days of the current age, and the dawning days of the age to come. This is the source of the conflict we see and experience daily!