Tuesday, November 27, 2007

NaBloPoMo Gratitude #27

In my Bible study group we are reading Fritz Kunkel's Creation Continues. Kunkel says that part of our commission is to learn to "read God's name in everything." He says: "If we could decipher the hieroglyphs of history we would read His name everywhere, in victory and defeat, in war and peace, in suffering and joy. But we cannot see the whole; therefore we misinterpret the parts. We think we know His name and not finding it in reality we say: It is not there.....His name is spelled out in creation. We are the letters of it. "

That is, I think, enough to be grateful for tonight....to be a letter in the spelling of God's name in creation. Thank you Dr. Kunkel.

5 comments:

mompriest said...

kate, I am working with kim at the national church center, women's ministries, to begin a blog on feminist theology. we are a group who grew out of the Kanuga IMAGINE conference in Oct. 2006. We are just getting started....our first reflection has been posted for Advent 1. you can find it at here. Check it out. Also, would you like to write the reflection for advent 4? Our only loose criteria is that it reflect a feminist theology....

I'm also thinking I'll ask Jan. Any other Episocpal women/men you've encountered in blogging who you think might appreciate this? let me know on my personal blog...

I'm looking forward to beginning my month of posting on "gratitude"...

Crimson Rambler said...

This is just lovely, thank you Kate!

Jan said...

Lovely thought. Another book to read though???

mompriest said...

Great. Glad you will write the reflection for Advent 4. I will send you an invite, which will enable you to post directly without needing to send it to me. It will show up on you dashboard along with this blog.

I also hope you will post comments on the feminist blog and help us get the dialogue moving...

Regarding the MDG's stations: I really wanted to do interactive stations - but settled for something else...Basically I have an framed image, (a photo which I found on flickr) with a small tea light in a votive placed on a table. Above that I have a sheet of paper with the stats, a reflection that includes, sometimes, a personal story, a scripture reading, and a prayer.

RevDrKate said...

Jan this book is so amazing. It is out of print...it was originally a little $8.95 paperback...we got them on Alibris for $50 each! I had to take DEEP breath before I highlighted the first time in mine...but it is worth every penny.

OK, MP, I'll check the dashboard as I'm ready to post and will try to get over and comment as soon as I get a chance. Your stations sound lovely.