Sunday Thoughts – 10/18

Jesus was not a white guy, or so I taught my children this morning, using the Mosaic’s theme of diversity. I have never had a problem with my children accepting diversity, but I found it funny that they assumed that Christ was white.

Earlier this week, James McGrath had a post in which he showed the video of Chris Tomlin’s song, Indescribable.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE0yUobk6TM

Since then, I have downloaded a few of his songs (Chris’, not McGrath’s) and have enjoyed them greatly. Here is another one

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghZfnQxUhzQ

I can rarely hear music, tone death and all, so I focus on words. I like Chris’ style, maybe it’s because it is not something I’ve heard before, or maybe it’s the words.

I am working on a series of posts on Theology in the Psalms of Solomon. What? You don’t know he wrote any, I mean, besides Psalm 72? Well, he didn’t, but these Psalms were valued by early Christians, for a variety of reasons, and shows a wonderful connection to what became New Testament theology. It’s meant as an exercise, of course, nothing scholarly and nothing of an attempt to canonize them. I am also expecting at least 1, but hopefully 3 (maybe 5 if I finish the GWN), book reviews this week.

And sleep? Well, not yet.

Sophia is just over a week old, and still so beautiful. Sleep has not returned to normal, yet, but is getting better. I am still worried over every little thing, which interferes with sleep. With the birth of my first child, I had to work a lot, and was rarely home, except in the late evenings. With my Son, I was working a 9-5 job, but left the house by 7:30, made it home by 6. With this current position, I am able to spend more time home, thank God for that, but I think it raises my expectations of progress, etc… with the newborn. I see more, therefore I worry more. No, nothing’s wrong, just more time for daddy to worry.

My children are doing so good with the new baby and are helping mommy and daddy out so very much.

Next Sunday, I will be going alone to Church. We will see how it works out. Regarding that plethora of issues, there has been some serious developments regarding past associations. Vindication? Perhaps.

I have met with a legislator in order to start the bill writing process to level a bit of a heavier penalty for failure to report child molestation. As a reminder, West Virginia’s failure to report law is,

Misdemeanor, up to 10 days in county jail and/or fine of $100

Really? For me, if you fail to report, you are just as guilty, should have to register as a sexual offender and no longer be able to work in non-profit organizations; however, I would settle for a felony conviction, a some probation time. I have someone to ‘carry the water’ so to speak in the State Legislature, just have to get one other ally. Pray that it all goes well.

Well, I hope have pray that each of you have a great and glorious week, and leave you with this verse,

From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. (Act 17:26 NLT)

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8 Replies to “Sunday Thoughts – 10/18”

  1. This is not funny really, for in a real sense we all think of things from our own experience and history. This is just human psychology. We must learn to think outside ourselves. The job of being a parent, is to help our childern to do just this, and especially as Christians.
    Fr. R.

    1. Thinking outside of ourselves…like attempting to understanding the dialect and word context of another before we assume that they speaking our own language?

      1. I was thinking about children first, but of course the issues can be put forward for ourselves. But we are all sinful and flawed, so no perfection here. As Proverbs to learn the fear of the Lord, must come first also. If I can give this first expression to my children, then I have done something good.
        Fr. R.

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