January 08, 2008

On Water

I'm beginning to think water is a mark of divine power (or else Providence, or both). Just look at how it factors into Bibles stories: the Flood, parting the Red Sea, water from the rock, etc., all the way up to Baptism. Even if you think some of those stories (say, the Flood) are mostly allegorical, there still is something to it. Man has shown an irremediable fascination with the sea, for example. Literature and songwriters have been known to agree on that. Water is actually (so science tells us) many little parts that are attracted to each other enough to keep themselves from flying around, but not so much that they stay stuck solid. That's not divine in itself, for God is One, but it certainly sounds like how God likes to work: through bringing many, seemingly random things together. Anyone have any thoughts on this?



Blogger Kyle R. Cupp said...

Check out Shakespeare's "Tempest." He explores the healing/purifying/destructive/saving meanings of water.

January 16, 2008 10:06 PM  
Blogger Shakespeare's Cobbler said...

There you go; I need to complete the lore for which I pseudonymed myself!

January 18, 2008 4:47 PM  
Blogger Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

Water is my favorite metaphor and simile for grace. Sources of grace, like water, abound; it can fall from the sky or spring up from the ground nearly anywhere.

But the Church and her sacraments, especially the Eucharist, Eucharistic Adoration, the Rosary and the Rite of Confession/ Penance/ Reconciliation, are unfailing deluges and rivers of grace which any of us can avail ourselves of, at any time.

One of these days, I need to do a post on that too.

January 27, 2008 1:52 PM  

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