Saturday, December 11, 2010

On Being Irresponsible.

There are too many things we are told to do because they are important to other people and we have been gulled into thinking they must be important to us as well. Richard Feynman reminds us otherwise.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Green Shoots in Winter.

Isaiah 11:1-10

11:1 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.

11:2 The spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.

(The picture is of a Bavarian ivory panel, circa 1200, depicting the Tree of Jesse. Image courtesy of the Divinity Library at Vanderbilt University.)