A conversation via text message about a Haiku I wrote, enjoy:
This is the ensuing short exchange between myself and a theology major.
(theology major: The study of God?!?
It’s still beyond me how we think we study the Unsearchable)
This Morning I found
the audacity to bless
even the Devil.
Girl: and where does scripture teach that?!
“Love your enemy...bless those who curse you...”
...Its a radical concept of Jesus
Girl: ha ha. But I think
Self: I think you are missing the point of art
And (excuse me) the scripture is also “art”
Girl: yes my dear friend but if art is not in line with scripture then it is still wrong. Artistic license doesn’t give excuse for bad teaching, right?
self: am I teaching? Not at all.
Love god more then you hate evil (is the base foundation of the haiku)
Why are you trying to extract a literal meaning out of figurative language?
-Sigh- sadly we do this with scripture, too
The point is that people are often found to have (d)evil in them. And even though they curse and come against you, to bless Them. And that is the “audacity” of blessing even the Devil. I was gonna get into how Satan is an Angel and Agent of God (see the Book of Job, Chapter 1) and that he is doing his job. He is no enemy of God, rather merely an Adversary of
But what would be the point...she studies God
Knowledge is(a) power.
But translating is Powerful.