Osprey Family

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– Keep the notion of “the kingdom of God” in the NT (especially the Gospels) always firmly connected with the history of (theocracy/monarchy in) Israel.
– Rebuilding the city – temple/Law –> walls/houses
– Reading the writings of the great apostles/prophets (both OT & NT) critically (identifying the faults in their teachings and conduct), in the light of the spirit of the entire Bible, is essential for faithful Christian living!
– Messiah ~ Temple ~ Kingdom
Messiah ~ New Adam/new Moses/new David
– Genealogy – KNOW your family history!
– Reshaping the past, in order to build a hopeful future
– Respect & trust your teacher/leader.
Don’t think YOU know better. Don’t be too suspicious.
Be teachable.
But at the same time, DON’T blindly follow him/her.
– Proverb – “Silence is the fool’s shield, & the sage’s weapon”
I can understand the first half, but not the second…
– Yatagarasu (play)
“The you in you that you never knew!”
– GOD as pure act & revelation as event
– Enter the abyss:
When you get a taste/glimpse of GOD, you experience him as the opposite of the dogmas!
– Non-celibate priests are like lungs without oxygen. Right?
Sexual sublimation is a hoax. Right?
– Naked ~ solo ~ free ~ dead
– I guess spiritual growth starts with a naïve optimism, then a grave realism, & finally a leonine laughter!
– There should be no fixed/absolute centre among the elements of theology (Scripture, Spirit, tradition, reason, experience, body, community, culture, etc.). They should all be in a perichoretic dialectic!
– Desire –> believe –> think –> feel
– Oh God! I need to escape from being inundated by this verbosity…
– bootstrapping
– Revive the vernaculars!
Tirukkural, Bhagavad Gita, etc.
– teacherplus.org
For all those interested/involved in education
Oh the joys and heartaches of being a teacher……!
Consider your people (NOT ‘flock’!) as a GOD-given trust.
– “Yatagarasu” (Hindu MPTF) – more of a song-&-dance performance than a play proper!
To what extent does the theater ambiance and audience affect the performance/quality of a play?
– Self-mentoring – folly/hubris??
– Reality/value/importance:
Material > economic > financial
– Opposition as relation
– “Solitude is good, but not when you’re alone”
– The Roman Catholic doctrine of the immaculate conception (of Mary)
The Protestant doctrine of the infallibility of (the human authors of) Scripture/canon
Screw both! 😉
– Budget (monthly income) – 10% giving (charity) + 10% investment (LIC) + 10% saving (gold) + 10% buffer (SB)
So, only 60% for other monthly expenses!?
– I think the maximal potential of an adult (in terms of spiritual maturity & physical ability) is during the 35 – 45 period.
But what if this decade is consumed with child-rearing & taking care of ageing parents??
Or mid-life depression?!
Hmmm…… how can I be intentional & smart about this?
– Distinguish:
Ethical &
– decriminalization
– Pupil:
“What is enlightenment?”
“When you’re hungry, eat. When you’re tired, sleep.”
Inner voice
Outer noise
Outer voice
Inner noise
– Check out http://www.zishy.com/ – Real girl mischief!
Zishy meaning – stuff that leave something to the imagination 😉
– Brain games:
Lumosity – Elevate – Peak
– Working through conflict together –> increased intimacy!
– My newsletter subscriptions:
Daily Manna from Biblica
Gospel Reflection from Notre Dame
Brain Pickings
Weekly Poem from Jayne Ferrer
School of Life
Web MD
World Wisdom quotes
Prime Minister of India
Good Reads
– Mat. 25:1-13 (NET)
And the wise virgins said, “NO”!
Always have extra (buffer/margin).
Wise ~ alert in the present & prepared for the future.
They all slept, including the wise. Not all who are relaxed are safe!
He said, I DON’T KNOW YOU ~ Beware, for YOU DON’T KNOW
“The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” – Søren Kierkegaard
The Kingdom ~ my death ~ the Second Coming ~ the destruction of the earth ~ New Age – DON’T relegate it to the (distant) future!
Wisdom as gift
Wisdom as discipline
Prayer as the watchfulness that discerns the presence of GOD in every place, therefore making every moment weighty!
– Am I a ‘blogger’?
– “Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom” – Kierkegaard
Ah! I know exactly what that means. 😬
Oh how peacefully these others live……! 😦
– tableaux vivant
– “You are not the only one, who feels like the only one.” – David Crowder Band
– Daily rhythm – when you have important thing-to-do that were left undone yesterday, then give those items priority today.
So the daily schedule is primarily not about the division between each day, but the list/order of tasks to be completed.
Or, maybe the daily to-do list must be systematically spread over two days, if the rhythm is to be truly contemplative……!
– cladistics
– Do you know how thin the ice, that you’re standing on, is?!
– bisensual
– “The soul is the prison of the body”
“The politics of meaning”
Circular method
Subjectification ~ soularization
Force-fields & power-relations
Practices & resistances
The diffusion of power
Systems > institutions
New Criticism
Historical plays
Data mining & conceptual mapping
Fractal landscape
Reservoir of artefacts
Poetics & politics
Patriarchy, androcentrism & heterosexualism
Hierarchy of logics
Subjective relativism & social atomism
“monos pros monon”
“amor sui”
GOD’S eros as Kingdom ethos
– Psychological truths
– SwiftKey is not able to (auto-)correct words when the first letter is (typed) wrong
– elide
– What does sex/desire have to do with death/destruction?
– The fraud of power & the power of fraud
The law of love & desiring the good

West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona, USA

Between Flagstaff and Sedona you’ll find Oak Creek Canyon, which draws more tourists to Arizona than any site other than the Grand Canyon. The steadily flowing creek is a rarity in the high desert region of northern Arizona, where few streams flow year round. As the water carved the canyon over millions of years, it exposed some of the brightly colored stone that now forms the canyon walls.

Satukunda Rock Paintings – Bhopal, India

Art of any age would speak of the times and life of that time. The Satukunda Rock Paintings inscribed on the walls speak of the times as old as 5000 years! Just 24 km from Bhopal, Satkunda rock art is contemporary in quality and age.

Bing भारत (India), 2016-08-30 [1920×1200] & [1920×1080] & [1080×1920]

Inter- & intra-textuality

Exploring the Unconscious of the Text
– Kent D. Palmer, Ph.D.
Intratextuality is opposed to Intertextuality. Intertextuality is the playing off of each other of various texts to produce a rich interpretive environment for our hermeneutic escapades. Intra-textuality on the other hand is the treating the given text or set of texts as a fractal landscape which we explore in detail with a full realization of their overlapping and interpenetrating internal contexts and signs that express concepts and archetypal motifs. What haunts these contextual niches and the signs that inhabit them is the unconscious of the text itself, not our unconscious, but the unconscious of the otherness of the text that comes from the dimensions of the artifact that are not fully controlled consciously by the author nor fully interpreted by the critic. This unconscious of the text may be referred to as its intratextuality in which the text itself becomes a general economy of contexts, situations, milieus, and in general metasystems of signification and meaning beyond the intent of  the author and beyond the interpretative capabilities of the critic who deal with the text in conventional ways, by writing and reading.
– Luke Stamps
One of the most useful skills or habits that we can develop as interpreters of Holy Scripture is the ability to discern what biblical scholars call “intertextual” and “intratextual” connections. Behind both of these concepts is the observation that biblical passages not only directly quote but also allude toand echo other biblical passages.
Intertextuality is the biblical authors’ practice of quoting, alluding to, or echoing previous biblical revelation.  For example, Matthew creates an intertexual connection when he interprets the Holy Family’s departure from Egypt in the light of Hosea 11:1 (“Out of Egypt I called my son,” Matthew 2:15).  He does the same thing when he echoes the eschatological promise of Ezekiel 36:23 (“I will vindicate the holiness of my great name”) in the first petition of the Lord’s Prayer (“May your name be hallowed/sanctified/vindicated as holy,” Matthew 6:9).  By making use of these verbal parallels, Matthew intends for his readers to understand the story of Jesus in the light of its Old Testament background.
Intratextuality is a biblical author’s practice of alluding to, echoing or foreshadowing passages within his own book. For example, Matthew’s version of the Last Supper seems to deliberately echo his account of the feeding of the five thousand. Jesus performs the same actions—even in the same order—in both accounts: he takes the bread, says a blessing, breaks it, and gives it to the disciples (Matthew 14:19-20; 26:26; cf. Luke 24:30-31).  Matthew seems to want his readers to think of these two stories together: the same Jesus who miraculously met the physical needs of the five thousand (which itself involves an intertextual connection back to the provision of manna in the wilderness) is now giving his own body for the spiritual nourishment of his people.
So what is the point of these connections? Are they merely fun little discoveries for literarily-minded readers? To be sure, there is a real danger for those who have been exposed to the rich resources of biblical theology: we can tempted to read the Bible less as a direct word from the Risen Christ to his church and more as an intellectual puzzle to be solved by the astute interpreter.  But if we are reading Scripture with the appropriate spiritual “posture,” we can see these inter/intra-textual relations for what they are: divinely inspired spotlights onto the theological meaning of God’s redemptive acts.

“Polyamory: Married & Dating” Season 1 (TV series) review (3.5/5 – Hit)

Hmmm…… shocking and exciting!

How do people make something so complicated, work??

Compare with the book “Sex at Dawn” (and “Sex at Dusk”!)

“Monogamy is unnatural!”

Morality, psychology and culture
Freedom, pleasure and responsibility