Friday, June 24, 2011
Day 1. Last Day and First Day
(Norwegian for the English term The Lord's Prayer. I prefer the Norwegian)
Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
10Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
(easy, the only safe and sensible way of living. though I fear I often pray my way be done.)
11Give us this day our daily bread.
12And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
(tough, oh, so tough)
13And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil:
(easy; please deliver me from being evil too)
For thine is the kingdom,
(easy and wonderful)
and the power, and the glory, for ever.
(easy and what a strength; the power and the glory)
(King James Version)
This prayer is the most challenging and liberating prayer in my life.
I admit I do struggle, but since I am addressing the Almighty, I just have to be honest, and ask for help, where I do fail.
The truth is; He helps when I think I couldn't be reached.
The sun is so important to us, living near the North Pole. My forefathers used to worship the sun, it did give life and rule the seasons.
I've chosen this picture as a parable of Our Father.
1 King 8: 27" behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee; how much less this house that I have builded! "
Solomon's words in The Hebrew Bible in English.
No human can describe the greatness of Our Father, nevertheless he is the shadow by my right hand.
This ends my 7 days of silent mediation, and starts the rest of my life.