August 11th, 2014

the Promised Land

It is 10:47 AM Monday morning here where I am waiting it out. It is a gray rainy morning here in West Michigan. We needed the rain.

I am down here in the lower level writing on my old lap top. Beth is watching the Food Network so I came down here to escape the noise. Carol left to go grocery shopping and Louisa is sleeping. Existence is decaying.

I have been up since 6 o'clock AM so I feel dead to the world. This morning a severe thunder storm woke us up. When I hear a loud bloom thunder strike hit I wonder if a thunder bolt will hit our house and cause it to burn down to the ground. I know on the Day of Judgment there will be loud thunder and the lost will be lost forever. No time to believe the Gospel of Christ on the Last Day.

I have had a normal morning thus far. I laid down here after getting up so early this morning. I spent the morning wandering and reading my books. I have been reading these books lately.

"John 1-12" Reformation Commentary On Scripture

"The Roads To Zion Mourn" by Hugh of Balma

"Up In The Old Hotel" short stories by Joseph Mitchell

"Lost In The Forest" a novel by Sue Miller

"The Improper Bohemians: Greenwich Village in its Heyday" by Allen Churchill

Last night I spent it down here reading "Lost In The Forest". I went to bed around 10 o'clock PM.

Well I am fading fast so I will close to feel wasted. No way out.

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flooded by divine flashes of lightning

This morning I read this in the treatise "The Roads To Zion Mourn" by Hugh of Balma.

"85. Just as the soul's powers of motivation excel those of cognition, so knowledge gained through unitive love, which penetrates divine secrets, outshines everything grasped cognitively. Blessed Denis defines this wisdom, which incomparably exceeds all others, as follows: "Wisdom is the most divine knowledge of God known through ignorance." And this wisdom is said not only to outshine, but also to be more universal and more profitable than, other knowledge, cognitions, and leanings. For not only does this wisdom raise the affectus above itself and unite the creature perfectly to the Bridegroom in ecstatic love, but it elevates the eager intellect so that all prudence and cognition are far more flooded by divine flashes of lightning than could result from any enlightenment achieved by the exercise of human talent." pg. 142 Hugh of Balma

I wonder why I spend my hours reading Mystical Theology. Well I also read 16th century Protestant Reformation Theology. I also read modern New Testament commentaries on the Gospel of John. I read all kinds of books as I wait to go into the Eternal State. It can be kind of scary knowing you will never cease to exist. There is an afterlife.

Carol is home from the grocery store. Well I will close to drift into the afternoon hours. Soon time will be no more. I remember these words of the apostle Paul, "But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober" 1 Thess.5:4-6.

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