16 November, 2007

RGBP Friday Five -- Excellent Edition

Songbird writes:

Friends, it's nearly Thanksgiving in the U.S. and it's the time of year when we are pressed to name things for which we are thankful. I want to offer a twist on the usual lists and use Paul's letter to the church at Philippi as a model. Name five things that are true, honorable, just, pure, pleasing, commendable, excellent or worthy of praise. These could be people, organizations, acts, ideas, works of art, pieces of music--whatever comes to mind for you.

This is harder than it looks, but I'll give it a shot. I'm sure I'll think of more after I've posted.
  1. "True" I'm with Martin Luther, "We are beggars it is true." It is only grace that gets us through. We can do nothing on our own.
  2. "Honorable" Eating locally. Kingsolver's memoir is sticking with me. She honors the land, the animals, the farmers, and their own bodies.
  3. "Pleasing" My children playing nicely together. It makes my heart sing.
  4. "Commendable" The fair trade gift people. They are trying to help the small artisans world wide.
  5. "Excellent" Rembrandt's "The Return of the Prodigal Son." I love Henri Nouwen's reflections on the painting.


Sista Cala said...

I followed you over from RevGals. Will be back as time permits. Blessings to you.

Songbird said...

Ah, what beautiful answers!

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

a Luther quote and a reference to Rembrandt... you are truly a renaissance woman!

Sally said...

excellent play- some real depth here. Thank you