Oct 27 2015 Jonah Micah




Visual Aids

brain coral from Caribbean

Brain Coral
decks of boats light deck prism

Deck Prism


A Ship
Picture of whale Mobi Dick By Salvador Dali

Jonah and the Whale
Jerusalem bible Jonah as he sinks to the bottom of the ocean

Jonah and the Whale by Salvador Dali
The three people Nancy mentions who have passed away

President Ned Combs, former stake president of the Olympus Stake and Stake Patriarch
Trevor Southy from South Africa – dust jacket of his book
“he always acknowledged human suffering, he responded by bringing beauty and kindness into the world.”

The Shell in Silk by Nancy Baird

Artwork by Trevor Southy for The Shells in Silk by Nancy Baird

Oliver Saks

Micah means”who is like…” rather Michael means “who is like God” (El is God).

William James, philsopher, was always late, because he loved to talk to people along the way, and listen.

Sometimes Carl Jung asked his patients “where they had been just before they came to the office. Often they had been caught up in the most mundane and ordinary of activities, shopping for food, driving a car, buying shoes. By carefully listening to the way in which they had done these things, asking thoughtful questions and uncovering automatic and habitual responses, Jung would clarify a person’s entire way of living, its strengths and limitations.”          Rachel Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom, 214.

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency of the certainty of corruption by authority.” Lord Acton Quotes, , Letter to Mandell Creighton, April, 1887

“If men only would, if men only could, ‘Earth [might] be fair and all her people one.” Clifford Bax, Hymn “Turn back O man,” 1919.

C.H. Cornill said he could not read Jonah without tears “because this book is one of the deepest and grandest ever written.” It is a holy book, written as a rebuke against our “pretensions, our narrow judgments, and our divisions.” Interpreters Bible, Vol. 6, 875.

Matthew 2:6
And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

“Its [The book of Jonah] echoes are heard still in every crowded haunt of men. Above the stir and din and wickedness the [Great Jehovah] is still brooding.”  The Rev. J. R. Dummelow, A Commentary on the Holy Bible, 578.

On the atrocities that men commit against men…Primo Levi’s Quotes, Survival in Auschwitz

Children’s books often have stories of people being swallowed and coming out whole.

Fat Cat and  Red Riding Hood

Nancy attended Kirkin’ o’ th’ Tartan at the First Presbyterian Church

Jonah 3:10 in Presbyterian Church  “When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them evil destruction.”

4:10 Gourd and the vine  image of gourd, vine and dove. Jonah means Dove – the symbol of Israel

Gourd Dove and Vine

If men only would, if men only could, earth might be fair and all her people

Fathers Hug Painting

Brian Kushing  picture Love