Good Lord, Forgive me

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Here is a reconstruction of the psalm to indicate my particular experiences over at Zippy's and Disputations of recent date:

Revised Psalm 131

1] O LORD, my heart is way lifted up,
my eyes are ever raised too high;
I stuff myself full of things
too great and too marvelous for me.
[2) And I have incited and roiled-up my soul,
like a child unfed and squalling at its mother's breast;
like a child that is mid-squall is my soul.
[3] Nevertheless, I hope in the LORD
from this time forth and for evermore.

I don't know why I engage in these ways. I haven't the intellectual wherewithal to do it, and it amounts to mere temptation to pride. But at least the two discussion have been fruitful and I think I begin to understand some things that have never made much sense to me. If you're inclined to do so the comments at ,DNR at Disputations can be quite mind-boggling. The discussion centers around the question of what post-resurrection bodies are/will be/ can only be and whether or not they are the "same" bodies that are present here and now. (I was going to write, that we "possess" now, but that seems rather wrong for a whole raft of reasons I'm unready to reel off.) But the discussion is exemplary of the way an exchange of ideas may take place that helps those attentive to and desirous of the truth to move toward the truth even if its fullness eludes them.

Nevertheless, it would be pure and damnable hubris to claim that I am in any way up to the discussion and that to engage in it is not engaging things far beyond my own capacity. I only hope that by listening and asking questions I can come to fuller knowledge--God will be merciful even as I am not.

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You know, before Tom told us what DNR meant I was thinking "does not register".

Your intellect is up to, and contributory in always valuable ways, to the thorniest discussions that arise. None of us know how we would get along without your input.

Dear Rob,

Thank you--you do great damage to my humility, Now my wife is going to have to use the "head-compression device" before I'll fit through the doors again.

Fortunately, I know that most of the head expansion is due to the hot air caused by the stimulation of discussion--so shrinkage should not be particularly painful.



Dear Steven,

Thanks for recommending the post at Tom's. I just visited there and heaved a mental sigh at seeing 111 comments to the post. It's sometimes like a graduate seminar over there; perhaps now I'll make time to go through it all.

Cheers -




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