Gosh… so much dissent … over a gorgeous picture. Don’t tell anyone, but the frame allowed me to take a very thin slice of the original picture … getting rid of all sorts of tacky distracting items in the background! … (whispering: don’t tell anyone though)…
Well, okay then. Maybe it was just the candle part that was distracting. I suppose, as with random Bible verses pulled out of their surroundings, context is very important when it comes to candles.
6 of us will labor, while the 7th will rest, as the Lord commanded.
Perhaps you (or perhaps Brad?) are particularly influenced by the Jewish tradition of lighting candles for the deceased? I know that I have lit candles for departed loved ones in the context of the Catholic practice. And that I have even mistakenly purchased rather impressive candles in the supermarket (tall and robust glasses full of wax and wick), that I would later learn are intended for Jewish customers regarding their traditions for honoring their memories. I never had the heart to light them, and 10 years later finally put them into the trash (in a brown paper bag!).
But if lighting a candle was a universal gesture of mourning, I hardly think we would see candles featured so frequently in romantic comedies.
So who gets to rest?
Here you go George:
Matthew 5:15-16 (KJV)
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
The only one who draws a paycheck …
My good sirs… surely your jests cut to the bone… he who draws a paycheck lives by the sweat of his brow!
[ @BradKramer, you can send me the Fiver to my private PO Box ]
Who’s talking about being late to the party…
I suppose regulars here have probably noticed my dwindling activity on the Forum. I’ve been happy to contribute, but right now I need to focus more on finishing my graduate studies and commencing my PhD research (guess what, the subject is neuro-cognitive evolution ). I’ll still be contributing two BioLogos blog posts the coming monts, but that’s about it for now!
Thanks to you all for your presence here and I think the larger mod team will definitely help to keep the peace.
Good to hear from you Casper, best wishes and prayers for your studies!
Best wishes. I hope you can share some of your research on Biologos sometime. That sounds like a very interesting field.