If there's one discipline that makes Jesus-walking work. Get up early. That for me. Must do – and write some then, just not get so engrossed. Or at least read-up the readings. Writing all later, I'm garbled-up and rushing to get-done. To write what? I dunno? I'm losing heart to just – make up stuff. Want to have something to say. . . .
'Listening' to me… to anyone, and – hearing God? Re-taking this verse to mean, like Jesus says, be careful 'how' you listen. If God 'hears us' wanting to hear, we – will hear, God.
Wanting to hear – God listens.
In listening to human voices, it's not so much we can hear God in and through them – although may-well . . .
Image will do. Tonight. On a book review for TS. The author a theologian. Some ways, miles apart from me but wide awake, so in this Theo-priority – not. What is a thought:
Only massive failure makes you best-ready to be able to best-stand, intellectual opposition. To be ruled, potentially, by a new-view. To sit with. Or stand and jostle.
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Sense myself getting lazy. Wanting to write less. Plant smaller seeds. Plus, ain't got out and got much/anything today. In a line or ten then:
The taxing-trauma of empire, is the kingdom, God's here to overcome. We can dispense with heaven-all-now on earth, there'll be no more poor and oppression? But to react-opposite, in a . . .
Comfort in mourning/heaven through poverty/meek inheriting/filling up in yearning, for justice, which is righteous/merciful mercy/sight about purity/peacemaking, and a name.
And, back to heaven – through persecution.
These blessed beatitudes? What an antithesis (of reasons) in the contemporary; 'everything's… about . . .
On a fast-track. Time measured – write. What's the message? Skip decoration.
In 'Judges', writing this while listening to something… the news and alarm.
All we'd need for some relative peace and prosperity – judges. We've little and less so. The increasing disregard for the rule of law is quickening… by those purporting . . .
After Joshua dies they ask God, who should go first to fight..?
Judah… God says, who'll be 'given' the lands. This giving, requires taking this offer, from... the enemy. Requires we go.
To meet God or bring about belief, we must take the lead. God is already reaching towards us but even in not-knowing, we must . . .