God is not the father in the story, unless your God really sucks at being a father . . .
"Well yeah, we COULD be drunk, and I'm not saying that I haven't had a few already, but damn, it's 9am: we've got $h!t to do today. We don't get drunk this early, but come shabbos all bets are off. But seriously though, this is the work of the LORD. If you read in the prophet Joel ..."
"When I read this card I hear a guideline and see a lens through which to evaluate what I’m doing with my life, in a broad, whole picture view, or within a given, specific situation. It helps me make better decisions, informed by my choice to adhere to Jesus’ teachings to the best of my ability. I don’t do this out of a fear of Hell or destruction, but out of love for life – others’ as well as my own.
"These two wives are held up sort of in opposition. The bits of Proverbs from which they come are not back-to-back, but they’re part of an ongoing comparison between desirable qualities and undesirable. Sometimes these qualities are literally about a wife, sometimes they’re about the inner life of the man being addressed. In both cases, they present two women: Woman Wisdom and Woman Folly, the good wife and the bad wife."
“The curtain in the temple torn in two from top to bottom, the earth shaking, the rocks splitting, the tombs breaking open, the bodies of many holy people who had died raised to life.” (Matthew 27:51-52)