Surely the desire to create evil comes from some crooked past untouched by the divine. Or, does this line join all the other buried texts that make us uncomfortable when standing before the burning bush and with each other? One does not mention the nature of the whims of God in polite company seeking to drink tea in peace. Is it any wonder that redemption then waits for us on the other side of how we spend our time passing each other over with our judgments that come from some tiny space inside our hearts?
enthusiasms atrophy with diminishing interest and become unrecoverable energy lost to the null so time too becomes late for consoling conclusions to be given to or withdrawn from those petitioning for a way to shape something from the nothing which never really existed anyway and kept us from grasping a peace that refused to arrive
Peace is a nice goal and all but does not help making peace for all. A Minister of the Word stepped down from the Pulpit, bowed his head as if to Pray and began to cry. They didn't get it from me; Faith formation starts in the family. The Bible is just a little tale of tension between Creation and human ways of de-creating. God points to the Man. The Man points to the Woman. The Woman points to the Snake. The Snake, with its tongue, points to God. Nothing new under the sun.