Monday, January 13, 2014

monday's musings

I spent time this week in the late 40's of Psalms. 
Today was 49 and 50. From Psalm 50 I looked up 
John Calvin's Commentaries and jotted down some 
points and words: 

It is good to know that the Lord knows the evil times we
are in and our hardships. He says in Psalm 49 noone
of great wealth can purchase for a price from God life
that will never end. Period. 

Psalm 50: Gather me my followers who pledge their 
troth  to me by sacrifice..... 

Thus saith the Lord.  Those who are married know the meaning 
of betrothed. Love this word used here by Calvin. 

Which brought me to being quiet and listening:

And don't we all, with fierce hunger, crave a cave of solitude, 
a space of deep listening --full of quiet darkness and stars,
until finally we hear a syllable of God echoing in the cave of our hearts?   Macrina Wiederkehr

"What I like doing best is Nothing."
"How do you do Nothing?" asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.
"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it. It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
"Oh!" said Pooh." 

— A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

( for those of you who love writing letters.... stamps are going up at
the end of the month so stock up soon)

1 comment:

podso said...

A lovely post. Thanks for the stamp reminder too.