You shall not make unto yourself any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
- Exodus 20 : 4
Two stories around God.
Tw_ st_ries ar_und G_d.
One : a retelling by educationist Sir Ken Robinson on the TED Hour, on ABC.RN last night :
I heard a great story recently, I love telling it, of a little girl who was in a drawing lesson, she was 6 and she was at the back, drawing, and the teacher said this little girl hardly paid attention, and in this drawing lesson she did. The teacher was fascinated and she went over to her and she said, “What are you drawing?” and the girl said, “I’m drawing a picture of God.” And the teacher said, “But nobody knows what God looks like.” And the girl said, “They will in a minute.”
One : an ABC radio news report this morning, about the results of Pope Francis's Vatican 'Synod On The Family', said that the Pope had failed to get his reforms passed by the gathering of cardinals and bishops. A brief quote from Pope Francis was given and is highlighted in red below with a link to his full statement.
And since it is a journey of human beings, with the consolations there were also moments of desolation, of tensions and temptations, of which a few possibilities could be mentioned:
One, a temptation to hostile inflexibility, that is, wanting to close oneself within the written word, (the letter) and not allowing oneself to be surprised by God, by the God of surprises, (the spirit); within the law, within the certitude of what we know and not of what we still need to learn and to achieve. From the time of Christ, it is the temptation of the zealous, of the scrupulous, of the solicitous and of the so-called – today – “traditionalists” and also of the intellectuals...
- Pope Francis, speech at the conclusion of the Synod
Above the Editorial desk at bLOGOS/HA HA
- supposedly there to keep us bastards half-honest -
is a print of Noel Counihan's Laughing Christ :
A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...