But Abram said, “O LORD God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus.” (Genesis 15:2)
Ugh! Not all around dorkus and widely known doofus, Eliezer of Damascus! The tone of this line that Abram just tosses out there, devoid of any context, as if everyone, including the Most High, should already know what a notorious trainwreck E of D is, never fails to crack me up. I imagine some poor schmuck in the corner just trying to sip his tea and forget about another long day of menial chores ahead for someone who is never going to treat him as anything other than a second-class tagalong. He overhears Abram muttering in his prayers, “Blecckk, Eliezer of Damascus…," throws up his arms, “Me!? What did I ever do besides shovel your goat manure for these last fifteen years!?”
I’m about halfway through a book that could be read in an hour and contemplated for a lifetime—Matthew Fox’s reflections on Meister Eckhart. Here are some excerpts:
For you ask me: Who is God? What is God?
I reply: Isness
Isness is God
Where there is isness, there God is.
Creation is the giving of isness from God
And that is why God becomes
Where any creature expresses God.
If you were able to deprive God of isness,
A stone would be more noble than God,
For a stone has isness.
What is God?
I doubt any thinking adult still consciously subscribes to the cartoonish image of a bearded gentleman in the sky that solidified in most of our minds when we were young. But rather than
To all our friends who have supported us these last three years, apologies that it’s taken this long to write this. On the one hand, it always feels a bit narcissistic to me when breweries come out with statements presuming that everyone has been waiting on the edge of their seat to get the scoop on stuff like this. When a CVS pharmacy closes down, we don’t bite our nails in hopes that management will give us an explanation why. We already know why. Side note, why is it that you never see a CVS close down? I go there for travel sized toothpaste, and never see more than two or three other customers doing the same. Why are there no Advil enthusiast groups online trying to explain that?
On the other hand, though, I fully understand the sense of sadness and well-wishing we’ve received the last several weeks. Since 2018 we’ve been building more than a beer following.
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