Arvo Pärt (born in Estonia in 1935). Musik featured in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), There Will Be Blood (2007), etc.
Pärt’s minimalism embraces both sound and silence, and in this contemplative interaction points beyond itself to something hidden and yet revealed. The God of Judeo-Christian tradition is inconceivable and indescribable, and must be approached in silence and darkness – the early Christian writers called this apophasis. …Yet is has been given to humans to SAY SOMETHING, to Him & about Him, which the early Christian writers called kataphasis. …this paradox – speaking of God as nameless yet having the names of everything.
Every affirmation …has the force of a negation pointing toward transcendence. The purpose of silence is to generate a right word, a right sound. There is not the one without the other: no silence without sound, and no sound that does not begin or end with, or somehow embody, silence.
Pärt aims to help us RELISH the awful mystery that is God.
#2 – – – > from dweller to explorer? Ditch your Know-It-All Attitude & embrace the liberating limitations that are truly yours – respectful humility.
#4 – – – > put more priority on experience over and above your comfort-wanting abstractions.
#5 – – – > belonging is an inescapable dimension of believing. Stop trying to “believe” absent the reality of BELONGING (Matthew 25)
#7 – – – > Active Listening. Not Self-Righteous. Smell the haunting.
& finally – a quick convo. w/ Hugh
something useful? – David Brooks can help us here Hugh – – – I have no doubt you will like what DB has to say, but let us all acknowledge that – like DB – there are flat-out reasons Heb. 10:25 and 1 Cor. 12-14 simply will not FEEL productive. And by all means (costly) let’s repentantly kill our self-righteousness via putting ourselves near those who will force us to see how truly wretched we really are – in order that we might actually savor Jesus – the one who became THE CURSE – met us in the midst of our wretchedness [b/c He plunged Himself into it].
Pound the pavement & sit @ the Bus Stop. Pick up some trash off of the ground #Longmire.
Loitering? – – – Sojourners w/ Sass #Cheeky ??
- have a sense? imaginatively inhabit.
- Come over. Come in. Sense.
- Note what happens when you only ask questions and only LISTEN for ‘just’ one hour.
ONE HR LISTENING ‘EXERCISE’ #SecretMission
Move toward it – – – B/C you are afraid of it – – – like The Man Who Was Thursday.
so often 0 0 0 expectations are the enemy of loving.
Xns & non-Xns have issues with – – – > marriage, parenting, doubting God, trying to be a better person, porn, materialism, consumerism, debt, forgiving people, divorce, sexual problems within marriage, loneliness, substance abuse, panic attacks, relating with children, anger, etc.
Sabbath & Benevolent Action
have to do and ought to do becomes can’t wait to do!
benevolent action; spontaneous blessing; uncomfortable giving; send yo leaders