Monday, December 15, 2008

Jack’s Winning Words 12/15/08
“Love makes your soul crawl out from it’s hiding place.”
(Hurston Zora) Hurston was an acclaimed author, though sometimes criticized for her ethnographic style. Maybe today’s quote isn’t ethno, but it’s graphic, and I like it. “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” is one of her books. It sounds worth reading. She died in a welfare home and was buried in an unmarked grave in The Garden Of Heavenly Rest cemetery. ;-) Jack.

FROM GOOD DEBT JON: "Love's the only house, big enough for all the pain in the world...". Tom Douglas, songwriter of Martina McBride's hit: Love's the Only House.

FROM D.K. IN MI: C'mon, Jack. It's not supposed to be "it's." That's the picky English major in me. JACK'S REPLY: The computer didn't like it, either...but that's the way Hurston wrote it, so I went with that.

FROM R.I. IN BOSTON: Personally, I think I would revise that to, "Love makes your soul rush out of its hiding place." At least it has for me. JACK'S REPLY: Rush, as opposed to crawl, is an interesting thought.

FROM F.M. IN WI: I don't know if you knew Ralph Leonard, who served at North Austin Church back in the late 50's and 60's - then for many years at Zion in Rockford - anyway Ralph died suddenly over the weekend. I was at a Faculty Christmas Party for Carthage on Friday evening, and Ralph was there with his wife. The last person I spoke to as we left was his wife Odelle. It doesn't relate to your winning words . . . but maybe it does! The friend who called me this morning said . . . we must be ready for the Lord's Call . . . crawl out from our hiding place!

FROM INDY G.G.: I loved this book.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the quote too, Pastor Freed. It's the words "soul crawl" that are so striking. When you hear/read them, makes a person think to themselves--I could have thought that--but actually they are really uniquely impressively only her words and so to be appreciated.