April 5 2016 Ezekiel 25-32 by Nancy Baird


Ezekiel 25-32


Kierkegaard wrote in his journals, that if men’s eyes are ever to be opened, “first a poet’s heart must break.”  Soren Kierkegaard, The Journals of Soren Kierkegaard, 397.

“You can tell if you’ve discovered your dearest dream by its seeming impossibility. If it doesn’t scare you to pieces in some way it’s not going to be a big enough dream to keep you engaged.”   Leslie Telerico, “I Miss My Dreams,” Wasatch Woman, July/Aug 07.

Annie Dillard wrote about Ezekiel 13:5 “Ye have not gone up into the gaps…”:

“The Gaps are the spirit’s one home, the altitudes and latitudes so dazzlingly spare and clean that the spirit can discover itself for the first time.”  Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek, 269.

“All our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget – lest we forget.”
Rudyard Kipling, “Recessional”, 1903

C.S. Lewis, in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, makes us understand, through Aslan, the Lion, that:  the LORD might look at us, love us, but not be impressed.

Or as Michael Wilcox said (to us): “Will we get to heaven and God will say, I really love you, but I can’t help you with who you are.”

I am the way, the truth, and the life…”  John 14:6

Plateau of Masada in Israel


“The bones are a very vivid reminder of the scenes of the Holocaust”

Schadenfreude: the spirit of ill will that delights in gloating over anothers misfortune

Temple of Ramses II

Temple of Ramses II – Egypt exalted itself. When a tree gets too lofty, without the water, it falls.