As I sit here I am reflecting on a single blogging decision I made before the year began which is that on Saturday I will start doing a double post each week to keep things moving along. I also have been finding myself looking back to my 2013 series Naked Before God and doing some personal reflection on the issue of spiritual nudity and being totally naked before God in the sense that I am totally vulnerable and open with him. I understand that God already sees me this way but the action of making oneself naked before God is a spiritual discipline in and of itself. That is the process of taking off one’s spiritual defenses to be spiritual open before your creator is much the same as stripping off your clothes to be naked in front of others. It can and should be just as liberating and revealing of the truth about yourself and your spiritual condition.
In many ways, I have begun to look at art in this respect of looking at a painting and seeing what is spiritually being conveyed by nudity, symbolism and the artists technique. I have been struggling with how to discuss this issue of spiritual nudity again but not finding a suitable context for the discussion. I am thinking nudity in the context of art and related to spirituality. I am thinking art is the context I am looking for. I am not sure about this but need to make a decision by Saturday and this is where I am leaning.
On a more personal note, I have been reflecting on my major of Political Science. That choice was predicated on two factors: 1) it is something that I do enjoy and 2) it is open and flexible enough to make me some money. If the last factor was not in place I would not be doing it. History or Art would be more my speed if money wasn’t a factor.
The Soul Rundown:
Reading: Decent start but I am behind a little already. I am reading though for some things involving other issues in my life so it is driving me along.
Writing: So far I am on target with my blog so I am good here.
Family: My granddaughter will be two tomorrow. Hard to believe. My future daughter in law is having a tough week though with the death of her grandmother. My prayers are with her.
Finances: So far on target.
Blessings and Cheers!!!