Wednesday, January 20
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Tag: Hebrews

majestic lily

Christianity, Haiku, Poetry, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality, Theology
majestic lily refined sun's radiance perfected with love Inspired by the Lenten Journey reading of  Hebrews 5:5-10 8 Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; 9 and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, 10 having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.  Melchezidek was a priest and a king.  Lilies are the flower that symbolizes a king. People on a Lenten Journey Lorot Poetry: Echoes of the Hills Becca Givens at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea Terri at What About God? Jonathan Stone Granbee Michael (Booguloo) Chèvrefeuille Roy DeLeon at Expressive Prayer
Christianity, Haiku, Poetry, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality
upon Mt. Horeb strides all that was and will be offering mercy Inspired by the Lenten Journey reading of  Hebrews 4:14-5:4 Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  v. 16 People on a Lenten Journey Lorot Poetry: Echoes of the Hills Becca Givens at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea Terri at What About God? Jonathan Stone Granbee Michael (Booguloo) Chèvrefeuille Roy DeLeon at Expressive Prayer
Life from Breath

Life from Breath

Christianity, Haiku, Poetry, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality
cherry blossom blooms scattering her fragrant life carried by earth's breath *** without earth's breath fragrant life is stultified cherry blossom dies Note:  The semitic understanding of soul was non-existent.  Soul is a Greek/Platonic philosophical understanding.  The Semitic peoples, of which Jesus was one, would not understand body/soul since they did not have a dualistic view of body/soul.  Therefore, while the scripture translates the word psuche as "soul," an alternate definition is "life."  This makes more sense for a Semitic people.  Additionally, the word for spirit, pneumatos, translated here as "spirit," can also be translated as "breath."  I'm choosing the following translation:  "piercing until it divides life from breath."   Inspired by the Lenten Journey reading of  Hebr...