November 1st, 2014

the secrets of the kingdom of heaven

It is 3:34 PM Saturday afternoon the flow of existence. It is a sunny cold day here in West Michigan.

I volunteered at the Herrick Public Library used books store from 10 AM till 1 PM. The book nook was not busy so I read and wandered the store till my replacement came to take my place.

I read at the book nook from these two books-

"Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery" by G. K. Beale & Benjamin L. Gladd

"Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness" by Richard B. Hays

I brought home from the book nook these used books to add to our library-

"Augustine's Confessions: A Biography" by Garry Wills

"Carsick" by John Waters "John Waters Hitchhikes Across America"

"Under the Wide and Starry Sky" A Novel by Nancy Horan

"Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius" Economic history by Sylvia Nasar

I got home from the library book nook around 1:25 PM. I ate lunch and then I wrote in my paper diary. Next my wife and I raked leaves and now it is late Saturday afternoon. Nothing else to report. Existence keeps decaying.

Last night I read my books and went to bed early.

"[10] And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
[11] He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
[12] For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
[13] Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
[14] And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
[15] For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
[16] But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
[17] For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them." Matthew 13:10-17
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