Crooked Finger (crookedfingers) wrote,
Crooked Finger

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to lose ourselves in the abyss of His eternal happiness

It is now in the divine flow 2:44 PM Saturday afternoon. It is now 43 degrees and the sun is shining. I had a normal time at the library book nook today. It did not get busy till almost 12:30 PM. When not helping people with their used materials I read, "The Mystical Evolution in the Development and Vitality of the Church" Volume 1 by Fr. John G. Arintero. I bought this two volume work by Fr. Arintero when we lived in Houston Texas. I must have bought this work by Arintero over 26 years ago. When we lived in Texas I got into the Christian contemplative life. I was doing my ministerial internship at a Presbyterian Church in America church and raising our three children. At that time Carol was working full time at a cancer hospital downtown Houston Texas. We lived five years in Houston Texas before moving here to Holland Michigan where Carol grew up 25 years ago.

I have read several times over the years from the two volume work "The Mystical Evolution" by Arintero. I do not agree with everything Arintero writes about the Christian life/Roman Catholic theology, but he is worth reading. I am a conservative evangelical Christian and not a Roman Catholic. I also should add I do not agree with everything taught by Protestants/the French Reformer John Calvin/Protestant Reformation. I seek to go by what the Bible clearly teaches and not follow any Christian tradition/Roman Catholic or Protestant. I love the apostle Paul/New Covenant.

I have also been reading for devotions in the morning from these books-

"The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross" translated by Kavanaugh & Rodriguez

"We Believe in the Crucified and Risen Lord" [Ancient Christian Doctrine] Edited by Mark J. Edwards

"Luke" New Testament III [Reformation Commentary On Scripture] Edited By Beth Kreitzer

This morning I got these books out of my library to look at today-

"Early Christian Doctrines" by J. N. D. Kelly

"Divine Light: The Theology Of Denys The Areopagite" by William Riordan

"Partakers of the Divine Nature: The History and Development of Deification in the Christian Traditions" Editors Michael J. Christensen & Jeffery A. Witting

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

"The Lower River" a novel by Paul Theroux

"The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story Of The Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked The Mysteries Of The Middle Kingdom" by Simon Winchester

Well I am feeling wasted so I will close to drift through the rest of this day.


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