My soul is a shepherd

“My soul is a shepherd, a flock it feeds”, sang George Herbert. Such a lovely image of taking good care of your own inner life, and bringing forth something beautiful! Just repeating this sentence in my head already helps reduce the tension that I often feel when I am disagreeing with myself. Especially in lockdown … Continue reading My soul is a shepherd

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Biblical Unconscious

What if the Bible contains lots of hidden life in the things that are not said? What if the stories strike the surface of a depth that remains hidden from our conscious, but is known, somehow? Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg wrote a wonderful book on this topic of Biblical Unconscious. She opens up the stories … Continue reading Biblical Unconscious

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Bird of Paradise
Flying bird of paradise

Prayer the church’s banquet, angel’s age,God’s breath in man returning to his birth,The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,The Christian plummet sounding heav’n and earthEngine against th’ Almighty, sinner’s tow’r,Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,The six-days world transposing in an hour,A kind of tune, which all things hear and fear;Softness, and peace, and joy, and love, and … Continue reading Bird of Paradise

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God’s Image
A photo of a bird, with its reflection in the water

What does it mean that we are created in God’s image? Can we see something of God in ourselves? Augustine devotes the second half of his book ‘The Trinity’ to these questions, and explores the inner workings of our soul, to find out more about how it mirrors God. The first half of ‘The Trinity’ … Continue reading God’s Image

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Love loves love

I’ve embarked on the daunting project of trying to make sense of the Trinity. Daunting indeed, because really, I am quite sure that my brain is too limited to understand God. Still, I wish fervently to be open to reality and get to know whatever God wants to show us of himself, just in order … Continue reading Love loves love

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