Oh sorry, just saw that I didn’t publish the blog post yesterday. Too much going on then I guess with me caught in the big city with no money. But things resolved themselves well. Somehow I got some financial aid out of the deal from the hospital and American Cancer Society, like help with parking and ferry expenses and a super market gift card. Just what I need for my weight gain program. So bad turns into good.
We had Bible Guys this morning and we are working on the first book of the whole shebang, Genesis. Reading the Old Testament or the Hebrew Bible is not something that we do mostly, or well really but there is a lot there that yields itself with some digging and figuring. The newest member of our group has some real experience in Holy Land archeological so digging seems appropriate as he lead the group today.
So this is all BC, this reading that we are doing but it can be read as history plus more because it to the believers eyes is loaded with hints and foreshadowing about things far in the future as in AD. It is one continuous story. So, we dig and figure.
All this talk about my Bible class is really a lead up to showing you a paragraph from a book I have been reading in conjunction with this study of Genesis and the early Israelites and their relationship with God. The book is entitled The Compact Guide To The Whole Bible with the keyword being whole. It points out the continuous story through the Ages as it goes through the whole Bible.
Anyway, there is a paragraph that jumped out at me the other day and I had to search back a dozen pages to find it and look at it again. It reminds me of something that the blog deals with more than a little. I am not sure I can put it in a few words but with things Camino mundane things and happenings have a way of turning sacred on us as we walk, as we live. We have talked about it.
”…God has no trouble working with and through broken and flawed Israelites. This capacity on God’s part may be viewed as sacramental. That is, God has the ability to transform human activity into divine activity, to make the ordinary extraordinary, and to make the mundane sacred.” Frank Anthony Spina.
This touches on us, we the broken and flawed pilgrims in our wanderings. Our walking in the mud is more than that. Yes?