Monday, October 18, 2010

Three Beautiful Things 10/17/10: Law Written on the Heart, Happiness and Interdependence, Odysseus is Everything

1.  This morning I read Jeremiah 31: 27-34 at the 11:00 service and enjoyed proclaiming, through the lesson, that the Lord promised a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah:  "I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts."  To me, this is one of the most profound biblical principles.

2.  I'm reading Buffalo for the Broken Heart again.  I don't know how many times I've read it.  It's clearer than ever to me that Dan O'Brien finds happiness in the living of a noble life and that this nobility begins with how a person lives in interdependence with all things:  land, water, animals, friends, neighbors, business associates, etc.

3.  As I made my way through the tenth book of The Odyssey today, I was once again deeply stirred by what a complete man Odysseus is:  he's courageous, unbalanced, faithful, unfaithful, witty, arrogant, capable of feeling deep grief, capable of coarseness; he's deceitful, a brilliant tactician, physically imposing, a great leader, a failed leader:  he's everything.

1 comment:

Carol Woolum Roberts said...

I love the photograph of Snug, and your new blog look.