|Oct 30, 2014||More Than We Seem|
|Oct 29, 2014||Falling|
|Oct 28, 2014||A Blessing for All|
|Oct 27, 2014||Hake with a Rake|
|Oct 26, 2014||Light Shine|
|Oct 25, 2014||Inside Outside|
|Oct 24, 2014||Discerning|
|Oct 23, 2014||Pity Pam|
|Oct 22, 2014||Hate?|
|Oct 21, 2014||Take Heart|
|Oct 20, 2014||Torture Tickle|
|Oct 19, 2014||Twinkle and a Wink|
|Oct 18, 2014||Fish Fear|
|Oct 17, 2014||Immeasurable Love|
|Oct 16, 2014||My Judgment|
|Oct 15, 2014||Theory of the Wave Quotient|
|Oct 14, 2014||Canít Swim?|
|Oct 13, 2014||Stairway to Heaven|
|Oct 12, 2014||Prison Needle|
|Oct 11, 2014||Just Dandy|
|Oct 10, 2014||View Point|
|Oct 9, 2014||Keeping Busy One Saturday Afternoon|
|Oct 8, 2014||Hero to Bum|
|Oct 7, 2014||Hospitable|
|Oct 6, 2014||We Could Just Eat You Up|
|Oct 5, 2014||Outsourcing|
|Oct 4, 2014||Funny to the End|
|Oct 3, 2014||Good or Bad|
|Oct 2, 2014||Bacteria Do It|
|Oct 1, 2014||Needy|
Title: More Than We Seem
Date: October 30, 2014
Okey Dokey — Day six of creation — God says, “Let us create humankind in our image.” I like that — humankind, not human mean, not human ugly, not human cranky, or sour, or unjust, just kind, just humankind. Two humans, a boy and a girl, same image, two sexes, one God, one image inside both humans; a shared inner image; a Divine inner image.
This girl, this boy — what’re their names? If you answered Adam and Eve, if you’re thinking fig leaves, sorry, you’re wrong. It’s a trick question. The first two humans in the first creation story in the Bible don’t have names. Nothing and nobody gets a name in this story. Not even God has a name. God never, ever gets a name, not then, not now. In this story God is called Elohim. Elohim is a plural descriptive noun, not a name. It means strong, divine, supernatural, awesome – that’s our image-maker.
God gives boy and girl passion for each other, saying make babies, populate the planet, take care of the planet, it’s the only one you’re getting. Everything you need is here. On day seven, Elohim takes a day off. How long is God’s workday? Eight hours, sixteen hours, twenty-four hours, or twenty-four million hours?
Why do both stories of creation, side by side in Genesis, tell radically different versions? Can two stories tell a Truth?
Let’s Pray: Dear God, Who am I? Why am I here? What am I made of? Who are we and why are we here? Can we again become wholly human-kind? Amen.
Today’s Thought Is: Your Divine image is in me.
Reference: Genesis 1:26-2:3