December 28th, 2015

the pattern of Christ

It is in the death flow 10:14 AM Monday morning. Outside this morning it is bitterly cold. This morning we are predicted to get hit by a bad ice storm. We are all holding our breath waiting for all hell to break loose. We are praying our power is not knocked out by this coming ice storm. I am hoping no trees are knocked over by the 50 mile hour winds that are coming with this ice storm.

I got up this morning around 5:45 AM. When I got up I found my wife reading her Bible in our living room. I made us a pot of oatmeal for breakfast. I ate my oatmeal messing with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I wrote in my paper diary and then we went to a local grocery store to get a few food items before the ice storm makes it impossible to go anywhere in this dead world.

When we got back from grocery shopping I read my Reformation commentary on Psalm 18 and fed the birds. The morning has gone by normal thus far. I have been reading besides my Reformation Commentary on Scriptures Psalms 1-72 a book titled, "Theology As Discipleship" by Keith L. Johnson. Carol has been getting out thank you cards and late Christmas cards this morning. She goes back to work tonight. I will have to drive her to work this evening due to the ice storm that will be pounding us. Carol does not want to chip off ice off her car in the morning when she gets out of work (we live only a few minutes from the hospital where Carol works so I should make it home after dropping her off).

Last night the kids left around 5 o'clock PM. Carol went back to church around 5:50 PM. She got home around 7:20 PM. We watched television and went to bed around 9:15 PM. Now it is another day to prepare for the End the beatific vision of God. "Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is" 1 John 3:2.

Yesterday I mainly read from a book titled, "Stars Seen In Person: Selected Journals" poet John Wieners. We watched professional football during the afternoon hours.

Well, I will close to wait for the ice storm to blast us.

"[5] Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
[6] Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
[7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
[8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." Phil. 2:5-8
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Gregory the Great was pope from 590 to 604, a time of great turmoil in Italy and in the western Roman Empire generally because of the barbarian invasions.

Gregory's experience as prefect of the city of Rome and as apocrisarius of Pope Pelagius fitted him admirably for the new challenges of the papacy. The Moral Reflections on the Book of Job were first given to the monks who accompanied Gregory to the embassy in Constantinople.

This second volume, containing books 6-10, provides commentary on Job 5:3-12:5. Here, Gregory sets forth "a mystical interpretation" of these chapters, showing the way that Scripture foretells Christ's incarnation and that Job himself manifests Jesus' passion.
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