Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Genesis 28:10-19

Pentecost +10 – Year A

Genesis 28:10-19

Why would one climb Jacob's ladder if "the Lord" stood beside Jacob and the ladder?

There is a lot of archetypal stuff that has gone into this scene from outside it. Somehow it has become an image of a gateway to heaven, rather than the presence of G*D in the paradise of the present.

So often it is true that G*D is present without our knowing it. So are people. Here's a song that will take a little work to get to – "Soul Kiss" by Garnet Rogers.

Go to this link of The Morning Show on Minnesota Public Radio to a RealOne Audio. When you open it slide the time line along to one hour (1:00) and listen.

His story about the song is available at this MySpace Link.

[Note: You may need to get a free download of Real One Player to hear and see these. Windows version or Macintosh version]

Jacob had a "soul kiss" while having his head on a hard rock. Isn't that just the way it is in life?

What would you say constituted a soul kiss for you?

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