Today we are going to talk about Life in the Excluded Middle and introduce you to Job’s friends. Last week we found out within the psalter, the prayer book of Israel and the prayer book of the church, the 150 psalms fall into 3 categories: psalms of orientation, psalms of disorientation and psalms of reorientation.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge in his poem “Youth and Age” calls a friend “A Sheltering Tree”. Isn’t that true? Friends are leafy, close covenant brothers and sisters who cover us from the sun, cover us from the blasts of loneliness. Are you a sheltering tree? Are we as people a sacred grove of safety?
Dr. Craig Johnson talks about friends and friendship in your life. Who are your companions, constituents and comrades?