Saturday, June 10, 2017

night ruler

The lesser light

And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth, to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.

Night Ruler just passing full, 73° and 74%; in the east, Venus outshining the Star of Bethlehem. Saturday again, or will be when the greater light shows up.

Anticipating breakfast: a tomato sandwich. I like ww bread, but plain white bread with a tomato sandwich so nothing interferes with the red summer elegance of a fresh-picked tomato. 

Only a pine forest in July smells as bright fragrant as the green leaves of a tomato bush. But the pot is empty where our tomato plant finished up pathetically with two or three tiny red globes last week. 

Saturday: what then. Looks to be a clear sky, late spring, StAndrewsBay soon to be crisscrossed with wakes of boats heading for Shell Island across the way. I know what was here a hundred years ago: Alfred and young friends enjoying what I see this morning, not knowing it was to be his last summer forever except as my memories of Mom and her Alfred stories keep him alive. What will be here the morning of June 10, 2117.

Trinity Sunday tomorrow. Lectionary has us reading the first creation story, Genesis 1:1 through 2:4a, the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. A favorite story, perhaps dating to the return from Babylonian exile, perhaps to correct or reconcile syncretistic pagan fears of the night ruler, notions that those left behind had taken aboard from their Canaanite neighbors while Adonai was away. Perhaps.

Where's the Trinity in the first creation story. In the beginning GOD created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the SPIRIT of GOD moved over churning chaos, and GOD SAID. Father, Spirit, Word: work it out for yourself.


postscript: Friday's blogpost was not posted to Facebook because I was not proud of my feelings, but it's there, here, on +Time for yesterday

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