Sing to the Lord a New Song!
Yes, I know that the Boston Marathon bomber caused terrible death, injury, mayhem, and a huge cost for all that was done to find him… But I find in myself a concern for his well-being. I hope he recovers and … Continue reading
As the Rabbis put it (Berakot 29b): Prayer which has become so set that it no longer permits of creative newness, has ceased to be devotional. Isaiah 43.19 records these words of Yahweh: I am about to do a new … Continue reading
Who burns with the bliss And suffers the sorrow Of every creature Within his own heart, Making his own Each bliss and each sorrow: Him I hold highest Of all the saints. Bagavad Gita
A beautiful discussion at the website, LIBYA 17th February 2011, starts with the question above and an answer by CanadianLibyan who wrote: The words “Allahu akbar” have, unfortunately, acquired a sinister connotation. All they mean is “God is great” or … Continue reading
Think of the importance of “naming”. Of what a name means. How we rely on that as way of referring to someone or something. As a means of “calling” or “being called”. Veneration of “Ha-Shem” (The Name) is already a … Continue reading
The psalmist meditates on prayer: 16 For you have no delight in sacrifice; if I were to give a burnt-offering, you would not be pleased. 17 The sacrifice acceptable to God* is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, … Continue reading