Thursday, April 10, 2008

Test Everything

Baby Squirrel Nibbling Spanish Moss

Baby Squirrel Nibbling Nail

Like human children, the baby squirrels outside my bedroom window seem to put everything in their mouths. A passage from 1 Thessalonians comes to mind:
...test everything;
hold fast to what is good;
abstain from every form of evil. (5:20-21)
I notice that Paul does not say "taste everything," however, which could be more than slightly risky.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Holy Ground

"Angel" Glimpsed Praying in Woods
(Click image to view full-sized.)
Take off your shoes from your feet,
for the place on which you are standing
is holy ground.
(Exodus 3:5)
Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God:
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,
The rest sit round it, and pluck blackberries.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning