Sunday, August 24, 2008

Origami prayers

We did origami today instead of hearing a sermon. We made boats of which Rupert the Bear might have been proud and floated them in a font full of reeds. We thought of Moses and his nameless mother, and of the spark in our own lives. It was crazy and it worked.

I wrote about it here.


  1. Anonymous12:16 PM

    Weren't Moses' parents called Amram and Jochebed? Which one was which I can't say.

  2. Anonymous12:38 PM

    Do you know, when I read Chris' post, I thought 'are Moses' parents named anywhere else in scripture?' They certainly weren't in yesterdays passage.

    Now to go hunting -- where is the reference??

  3. Anonymous12:40 PM

    abf you are quite right. Exodus 6.20. That's what I get for skimming genealogies and being bad with names.

  4. Anonymous2:44 PM

    I once put that question to all seven Bishops. Only Brechin (I think) eventually got the answer. They also had a hard time naming all the angels actually mentioned in the Bible. Which was the one they missed? Answers below, please.

  5. Anonymous3:27 PM

    Oops! I am anonymous no more.

  6. Anonymous7:55 PM


  7. Anonymous10:48 PM

    Hello wasn't it Uriel

  8. Anonymous11:12 PM

    aka Satan. Give the lady a coconut! Or at least a virtual Mars bar.

  9. My, haven't you had fun, my children. Well done!

  10. Anonymous12:11 AM

    An easy one for the lone watches of the night: what is odd about the book of Esther?
    And while we're at it: what is the more usual form of the name of the Persian king Ahasuerus?

  11. I can answer that one, abf: it has no mention of God in it.

  12. Being unfamiliar with Rupert the Bear, I had to look that one up!

    What a delightful idea...origami boats. (I am searching a "proper" canoe, so this seems so profound!)

    I love your poem. The sheer act of placing a wee baby in a basket of reeds always struck a chord of horror within me....but, we do know that God is quite more than capable of protecting and preserving those He has called to His service.

  13. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Di, what on earth are you doing awake at that ungodly hour?!! One virtual Mars bar is on its way. But what about the second question?

    Here's a third - entirely unrelated to anything that has gone before. What is the nominal connection shared by Naples, Novgorod & Carthage?

  14. Ahasuerus - not a scooby. But the three cities are linked by being new

    How did we get here?

  15. Ah, my friend wikipedia to the rescue - he was Xerxes! The things you learn from bloggers!

  16. Anonymous3:57 PM

    I am running out of Mars bars. Enough, already!

    As to how (or why) we got here, that is too deep a metaphysical question for me.