Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.

11/28/2006

Deep water, big fish

Jonah in the great fish
In our spiritual life we sometimes prefer the shallow water where we can enjoy the experience and feel safe. But while that is good, we need also to launch out into the deep water with all the risks that are involved. That's where the big fish are—the ones worth catching.
—John Williamson

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  • At 11/29/2006 6:33 AM, Blogger King of Peace said…

    I'm curious. Has anyone noticed that this is a photo of Jonah? Look inside the fish.

    If you click on the fish, you'll see more paintings by the same artist. Scroll down a bit. Some of my favorites are "parables" "ten lepers" and "The widow's mite."

    peace,
    Frank+

     
  • At 11/29/2006 9:50 AM, Anonymous kenny said…

    I hadn't noticed Jonah in there. That's a beautiful picture, though.

    But remember this?

    "Steer the ship of my life, good Lord, to your quiet harbour, where I can be safe from the storms of sin and conflict. Show me the course I should take. Renew in me the gift of discernment, so that I can always see the right direction in which I should go. And give me the strength and the courage to choose the right course, even when the sea is rough and the waves are high, knowing that through enduring hardship and danger in your name we shall find comfort and peace."
    —Basil of Caesarea (329-379)

    More advice like the Proverbs that say "don't argue with a fool" and "argue with a fool" in successive verses.

     

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