Cyclothymic Cister

Before the Internet, I used to lie in bed at night composing thoughts as if I were talking to a wise entity. (An actual face never came to mind). I would re-word and re-phrase the thoughts till they were crystal clear. Now I can blog. And hopefully, there are a lot of wise people with real faces out there who might just comment back.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Reading the Classics

Every time I read a passage of scripture (especially in the lofty language of the King James translation) I weep. It doesn’t matter what mood I’m in or what time of day it is or where I am, I well up. It is not because I’m sad—oh no—it is because I am overcome with such a flood of emotions: hope, joy, mercy, grace, purity, majesty, thankfulness, humility, love.

No other book has that effect on me and (and I’m no stranger to good literature). Yet scripture, the Bible, has the effect of being a “living word” quickening the spirit that is in me. My tears well up as I feel my spirit “leap in the womb.”

While composing this post a passage came to mind:

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul:
the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart:
the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever:
the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold:
sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

Psalm 19:7-11

1 Comments:

At 1:35 PM, Anonymous cardiogirl said...

I don't often read the Bible, I don't know why. (That's probably something to work on during this Lenten Season, eh?) On Good Friday, however, I read about Christ's last hours and it does move me to tears.

To think of someone so selfless and giving for all of us and all of us not even born yet is so overwhelming. To imagine him as human and godly - it's almost too much to comprehend.

 

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