This week’s Bible burst on demigods, worship of pleasure and self, human dignity, and holiness. I thought I was going somewhere with my one-hour reflection, but I ran out of time. Any and all feedback to help me find the good bits me in here that are worth exploring or developing will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
There are gods and there is God. There are words and there is the Word. There is strength and there is strength.
I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.
In our material lives we live in the flesh, solid and “real”, we direct our gazes upon the bright and shiny and our ears upon the brash and the loud. This is our survival instinct, we do it to survive. And we look for the symmetrical and are drawn to this beauty, and listen for the soothing and are drawn to this comfort. …
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I don't call myself a poet — but the beating of my heart is poetry. I don't call myself a theologian — but the light of my mind seeks the Divine. Who I am is a Child of God, a Divine Creation, a person devoted to being fully human, fully alive.