I just love words so much.
If it is really true that it is hard for us, as adult Christians, to comprehend even a chapter of the Old Testament in sequence, then this can only fill us with profound shame; what kind of testimony is that to our knowledge of the Scriptures and all our previous reading of them? –Life Together by Bonhoeffer
I love large portions of the Old Testament. Deuteronomy is my personal favorite in the Old Testament but Jeremiah is a close second. The Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes are all so good. There are portions I do not enjoy as much – the end of Exodus with the details for the tabernacle is worse than Leviticus for me – but I know there is a reason for them. Sadly many Christians do not even try to comprehend even a chapter of the Old Testament. There are not many people to show them the beauty that is there.
Saturday I got an email about a budget and had to reply with questions. I knew the questions and answers could not “really” be asked and answered in an email so I stated that at the beginning. I was very careful with my word selection. I am almost always careful with words (and sadly defeated when I am not). So it was a good exchange. This led to a meeting yesterday which was quite informative and allowed me to understand the reason for some of the line items in the budget.
I enjoy budgets. It is like business and Monopoly. My favorite game you know? I played for the first time when I was eight. I wrote about it here. That post was so worth reading again. Marxist or Keynesian, ahh the memory. A good one given that was when I was reading “The God Delusion”. Nearly two years ago and the book still impresses me. I wish I could find another of Dawkins’ books that I knew would impress me in the same manner.
Monday. No rain but that’s OK, I suppose.