July 30th, 2014

the four senses of Scripture

It is 11:58 AM late Wednesday morning in the flow of existence. It is another early autumn day here by Lake Michigan. As I write these words I feel myself falling asleep. Maybe I should close and go down in the basement and sleep for awhile. I operate all the time on a low level of life force. I tell everyone it is the Lord that keeps me going.

Anyway it is time for me to write something in my online blogs before this day gets away from me.

This morning Carol and I took Rudy for a walk at Hawthorn Natural Pond Area and then the Upper Macatawa Natural Area. On the way home we stopped at a bank and also a gas station. When we got home I ate something because I was feeling weak and wrote in my paper diary. I never know when I will be writing down my final words.

I have been reading this morning from a book titled, "Medieval Exegesis: The Four Senses Of Scripture" Volume 1 by Henri De Lubac.

Last night I watched television and went to bed around 11 o'clock PM. I was up this morning around 7 o'clock AM. We had a normal morning. This afternoon I cover for a volunteer once again at the Herrick Public Library used books store from 3 PM till 5 PM.

Well I will close since I am fading fast.
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the human spirit is divinely drawn by countless yearning aspirations to possess God alone

It is 7:14 PM Wednesday night in the Flow. I am down in the lower level of our home writing on our old lap top computer. I am burning a stick of incense and drinking coffee. There is nothing on TV worth watching this evening and it is too early to go to bed so I am down here talking to myself. My wife is reading her Bible and resting from her labors.

I left for the Herrick Public Library used books store around 2:45 PM this afternoon. The library book nook was super quiet so I basically read the 13th century treatise "The Roads To Zion Mourn" by Hugh of Balma. I brought home one used book from the book nook to ADD to our Book Collection, the book is titled, "Anathem" a novel by Neal Stephenson. I have several novels by Stephenson in my library.

I got home from the book nook around 5:20 PM and found Carol cleaning the house. Carol wants the house to be clean when our daughter Bethany and our granddaughter Louisa visit us next week. Carol is excited about seeing our daughter and granddaughter. My wife needs a break from her hard life. I pray Carol has a nice time with Beth and Lou.

I have done nothing but read and wander the house since getting home this evening. I will close with a quote from the treatise "The Roads To Zion Mourn".

"3. Another Illustration: Aspirative Meditation on the Lord's Prayer

45. Having in fact discussed how the anagogical sense lies hidden in the Scriptures, it now remains to speak of how one ascends to the unitive way via the present illuminative path, based on the Psalmist's word, In my meditation a fire shall flame out, and so forth (Ps 38:4) [39:3]). Because up to now the human spirit making progress remained undisposed for that which clears the way to carry anagogic affections to the Beloved, it was, until now, useful first to employ a bit of the pondering method just described [par. 13-44], so that through guiding cogitation a bit of a spark in the spirit might begin to affect her toward him to whom, in the third stage, she will be raised as often as she wishes, unhindered and without any cogitation leading the way or keeping company. To eliminate obstacles to this elevation and to make its full attainment possible, all pondering and meditation will be cut away from this wisdom as it makes its upsurge. For cogitation is not present here except in order that through it the affection might be set on fire." pg. 103 Hugh of Balma

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