Still Pondering

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King David’s blessed man meditated “day and night” (Psalm 1) and Mary “treasured all these things in her heart” (Luke 2). These two passages provide my model of humble, intellectually honest pondering.

I assume that we please God more by pondering his words and ways than by pontificating on them. As a man of limited intellect and porous memory, I take shelter and comfort in this assumption.

The background image for this poem is a “map” of the Mariana Trench produced by the Nasa Earth Observatory.

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    1. That’s a really good question. I assume–as you probably do–that the answer is yes. But I do need to watch my tendency to get almost frantic about figuring things out NOW. Some of what happens with me is a desperate thirst for intellectual companionship. Since I have so little interaction with others regarding the many questions that I’m pursuing at any time, I can be pretty intense when I get around someone who is likely to be more perceptive than me. In other words, I am a terror to smart people.

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