May 27th, 2017

the primary qualification of the interpreter has to be mystical maturity

It is 2:15 PM Saturday afternoon here in West Michigan. It is warm sunny day today. I notice our neighbors out mowing their lawns and planting flowers this afternoon. Our neighbors like to spread poison on their lawns so as to kill any living creatures. I often see birds drop over dead after searching for bugs on our neighbors lawns. I think our neighbors take those dead birds and hang them up as trophies in their garages.

I volunteered at the our local library used bookstore The Book Nook from 10 o'clock AM till 1 o'clock PM today. The Book Nook was not busy so I read and wandered the store till my replacement arrived. I brought home from the Book Nook these used books to add to our library-

'Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence' by Joseph J. Ellis

'The Pencil: A History Of Design And Circumstance' by Henry Petroski

On the way home from the Book Nook I stopped at a local thrift store and found these two used books to add to our library-

'Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now' by Douglas Rushkoff

'Slouching Toward Nirvana' New Poems by Charles Bukowski

While at the Book Nook volunteering I read from these two books-

'Jesus' Son' Stories By Denis Johnson

'The Odd Woman and the City' A Memoir by Vivian Gornick

So here I sit writing in my online diaries feeling still sick with a cold. There is no much else to report this afternoon. Existence keeps decaying. The Lord Jesus is coming back soon. Are you ready to meet Him in the air?

"[13] But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
[14] For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
[15] For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
[16] For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
[17] Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
[18] Wherefore comfort one another with these words." 1 Thess. 4:13-18
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The Classics of Western Spirituality Collection

1."The Classic Midrash: Tannaitic Commentaries On The Bible" translation, introduction and commentaries by Reuven Hammer preface by Judah Goldin [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

2."Jewish Mystical Autobiographies: Book Of Visions And Book Of Secrets" Translated And Introduction By Morris M. Faierstein Preface By Moshe Idel [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

3. "Zohar: The Book Of Enlightenment" edited and translated with an introduction by Daniel Chanan Matt, preface by Arthur Green [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

4. "The Early Kabbalah" edited and introduced by Jospeh Dan texts translated by Ronald C. Kiener preface by Moshe Idel [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

5."Origen: An Exhortation To Martyrdom, Prayer And Selected Works" the translation and introduction is by Rowan A. Greer [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

6. "Pseudo-Dionysius: The Complete Works" translation by Colm Luibheid foreword, notes, translation collaboration by Paul Rorem preface by Rene Roques [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

7."Athanasius: The Life Of Antony And The Letter To Marcellinus" tranlation and introduction by Robert C. Gregg preface by William A. Clebsch [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

8. "John Cassian: Conferences" translation and preface by Colm Luibheid Introduction by Owen Chadwick [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

9. "Augustine of Hippo: Selected Writings" translated and introduced by Mary T. Clark preface by Goulven Madec [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

10. "Ephrem the Syrian: Hymns" translated and introduced by Kathleen E. McVey preface by John Meyendorff [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

11."Pseudo-Macarius: The Fifty Spiritual Homilies And The Great Letter" translated and edited with an introduction by George A. Maloney, S.J., preface by Kallistos Ware [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

12. "Symeon The New Theologian: The Discourses" translation by C.J. deCatanzaro, introduction by George Maloney S.J., preface by Basile Krivocheine [The Classics Of Western Spirituality]

13. "Maximus Confessor: Selected Writings" translation and notes by George C. Berthold introduction by Jarosalv Pelikan preface by Irenee-Henri Dalmais [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

14. "The Cloud Of Unknowing" edited, with an introduction by James Walsh, S.J. preface by Simon Tugwell, O.P. [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

15. "The Pursuit Of Wisdom and other works, by the author of The Cloud of Unknowing" translated, edited and annotated by James A. Walsh, S.J. preface by George A. Maloney, S.J. [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

16. "Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings Of Hugh Of Balma And Guigo De Ponte" translated and introduced by Dennis D. Martin preface by John Van Engen [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

17. "John Ruusbroec: The Spiritual Espousals And Other Works" translated and introduced by James A. Wiseman, O.S.B. preface by Louis Dupre [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

18. "Gregory of Nyssa: The Life of Moses" Translation, Introduction And Notes by Everett Ferguson and Abraham J. Malherbe Preface by John Meyendorff [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

19. "Gregory Palamas: The Triads" edited with an introduction by John Meyendorff translated by Nicholas Gendle preface by Jaroslav Pelikan [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

20. "Nil Sorsky: The Complete Writings" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

21. "Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain: A Handbook Of Spiritual Counsel" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

22. "John Climacus: The Ladder Of Divine Ascent" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

23. "Nicholas of Cusa: Selected Spiritual Writings" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

24. "Henry Suso: The Exemplar, With Two German Sermons" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

25. "Meister Eckhart: Teacher And Preacher" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

26. "Meister Eckhart: The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises, And Defense" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

27. "Jean Gerson: Early Works" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

28. "Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas: Selected Writings" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

29. "Richard Of St. Victor: The Twelve Patriarchs, The Mystical Ark and Book Three Of The Trinity" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

30. "Angelic Spirituality: Medieval Perspectives On The Way Of Angels" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

31. "Luis de Leon: The Names of Christ" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

32. "Catherine of Siena: The Dialogue" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

33. "Mechthild of Magdeburg: The Flowing Light Of The Godhead" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

34. "Marguerite Porete: The Mirror Of Simple Souls" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

35. "Hadewijch: The Complete Works" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

36. "George Herbert: The Country Parson, The Temple" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

37. "Quaker Spirituality: Selected Writings" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

38. "Devotio Moderna: Basic Writings" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

39. "Johann Arndt: True Christianity" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

40. "Robert Bellarmine: Spiritual Writings" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

41. "Bonaventure: The Soul's Journey Into God, The Tree Of Life and The Life Of St. Francis" [The Classics of Western Spirituality]

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