Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rainbows After the Storm

Ironically, Fr. Tim made a blog entry about about a storm that passed through Brookings here. This reminded me that after that storm, I noticed a rainbow out my office window. I grabbed my camera and here are some of the better shots of it.

1 comment:

Ρωμανός ~ Romanós said...

This is not a comment relevant to this post, but I could not see anywhere else to leave a comment, as your welcome message in the sidebar invited.

I ran across your blog by following a link in a comment you left on Fr Milovan's blog, Again and Again.

I like your self-description, of 50% C. S. Lewis, 50% Johnny Cash, and a little bit of (who was it?) thrown in for good measure. But I especially like your honoring our father among the saints, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. My blog is anmed after his foundational book Cost of Discipleship which, after the Bible itself, I value most highly.

I am a Greek Orthodox (20 years and counting) of Episcopalian origin (13 years as an adult), and I still pray the BCP prayers before and after communion in my Greek church, silently of course. "Almighty and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us, who have duly received these holy mysteries… and dost assure us thereby of thy favor and goodness [ευδοκια] towards us, and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son which is the blessed company of all faithful people… and we humbly beseech thee, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in…" Forgive me if I have misquoted as well as omitted. When I am actually praying, the old memory kicks in and I get it right.

But that prayer in particular feeds me a lot.

Just wanted to greet you in the name of the Lord, "Christ is in our midst!"

I did not change to Orthodoxy for any human reason or out of reaction to Episcopal politics. My family and I just were led there. We followed the cloud. It's all in my blog, anyway. As it turns out, being Greek Orthodox has its advantages, like becoming fairly fluent in koiné Greek. Now I am working on Hebrew, and it's starting to take hold.

I will peruse your blog, now that I have found it. May the Lord continue to bless and endorse your witness and ministry.