Monday, June 18, 2007

Second Commandment: Make no Idols

Confessions and conceits are not enough when it comes to the Ten Commandments. I will spare you my own idol making, or even that of people I know like my father who eschewed what he called, "That bitch Goddess success." Living with God is a struggle, if I may be so ambitious to say something profound. Each of us in our way makes peace with ourselves, and peace with God. That is part of what living is about, coming to a better or right relationship with God. In fact, I go so far as to say that is all that living is about. May the peace of the Lord be with you.

Man makes idols in the stars and below...

By Peter Menkin

The personal side

of the Second Commandment:

Man is near the stars,

(how far we fly)

but really by God's grace;

we admire this creation

(and make gods of our efforts)

celestial-the stars.

(Where is a height so admired?)

The word of God.

(My mind cannot grasp.)

This is God's work, as are the efforts

of man at his labor.

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