Monday, March 03, 2008

Not much of me.

Saying for the day: The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce

Today I have a meme I took from Josie who got it from Cederflame.

1. Grab the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
2. Open it to page 123.
3.Find the first 5 sentences and write them down.

The was one more rule about tagging five people but I figure if you want to do it you can.

So here we go:

The book is “ Year of Living Biblically”

The “white garment” line from Ecclesiastes is usually interpreted metaphorically– as a call to remain pure and joyous. But it’s not beyond a doubt metaphorical. Maybe it means what it says:Dress in white.An ancient Isralite sect called the Essenes dressed in white, as do some kabbalists.I Should have been wearing white from day one, but it was one of those rules I felt I had to build up to.

It's almost enough to get one wearing white.

####News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. Pastor Joan at Last Lutheran had one of those sermons yesterday that her people won’t soon forget.

She started by asking “ Wouldn’t you like to have been there for this healing? Here is a man blind since he was born. Not a man blinded by psychological problems or a man who thinks he’s blind. Here is a man everybody in town knows is blind. They saw him grow up. They felt sorry for him. Some even felt thankful they weren’t like him. In their own homes they raised the same question as the disciples “Whose sin madfe this happen?”

The Jesus the healer comes. Now if you had been there you might have expected him to touch the man or pray for the man or say Holy words like “Be healed” But Jesus spits. He spits. We didn’t expect that. Then he makes a little mud with the spit. Ick! Spit made mud, how gross. Then he puts it on the eyes of the blind man. How weird can it get? Then he sends him out to wash and be healed.

Can you imagine a modern evangelist spitting and making mud and then sending a blind man home to shower. What a shock.

But the man is healed. Then the real fun begins. To see Jesus as healer is not politically correct. So people who have known the man for years aren’t sure he is really the blind man. His parents refuse to say how he got healed. The authorties press him to denounce Jesus. Until the man finally cuts through all the bull and says” I used to be blind but now I see”

But it doesn’t end there because now he discovers something more important than his new sight. This Jesus is the promised Messiah. We need to see that as well. In this age when it is not politically correct to be Christian we need to proclaim Jesus is the Messiah.

The people of Last Lutheran habve a lot to think about.

Petrovich finally published his driblet 132.> You can see it on his website .We will share it here with you tomorrow.


Today's link-Cedarflame- A rough outlook on life.

A good day. The oxygen was in the low normal range. Spewnt some time ( all morning) adding pictures to the Church website. In the afternoon I did some reading then tried to convert an .mov file into a.avi file. I failed. Then I visited all my links. Now I need a breathing treatment.



Blogger Janvangogh said...

Sounds like Petrovich and the monks have been reading Tommy TW's book. Murder in the sauna. Will Petrovich drag Tommy TW into all this driblet nonsense now? Is Tommy TW the new Alex Gregnicov?

1:07 PM  
Anonymous loisontheweb said...

YOUR APPROACH TO THE PARABLE OF THE BLIND MAN ... somehow ... I never heard it quite that way before! Makes it more real, tho.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous quilly said...

Since I was sick yesterday and unable to attend church, I would like to thank Pastor Joan for the sermon. I quite enjoyed her point of view.

7:17 PM  

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