A Covenant Chrestomathy--2 of 53
Here’s how it goes at work.
Dave, what week is it?
I don’t know.
It’s Hebrews, and it makes the start of a liturgy of 7 weeks, I’m thinking. At least the Hebrews works.
How so?, says Dave.
Here’s one way t ‘see’ Hebrews. Christ is greater than Aaron, Moses, the angels and the prophets, and he’s made a new creation, and Hebrews says, ‘Come in!’
That’s neat, thanks, says Dave, hermano en Cristo.
Next week, Titus—second place in the liturgy of 7.
So, Dr. Bledsoe, I not only psalmodically responded with a neurotic fantasy house, I have moved in—and I’m inviting others! Typological Hospitality Evangelism.
In Week 14 we’ll get into the anlog of the psychiatrist charging rent, when Chrematistics is a topic.
One more major thing for Titus Sheba: This House Of Singing Times/HOST has a liturgy down the side also, featuring the Beatitudes and Woes. The Beatitudes make a liturgy in this way: The poor in spirit know that they are Called to come in, and when they Mourningly confess, they are comforted, and Meekly inherit the earth—thus they are Cleansed. The Sermon fills them with righteousness, Consecrating. The offertory is their response, the merciful obtaining mercy. Communion is for the pure in heart, seeing God and for the peacemakers, in the blood. Commissioned? The persecuted go out to receive heaven chiastically with the poor in spirit, and in solidarity with those of the past.
Thus in these two ways, to start, BloomingBuzzingConfusion => Concert. It’s like chaos theory discoveries in that there’s a providential beauty of order underneath that can be discovered.
Yes, I’m in search of a name for the whole thing. Comprehensive Beauty is what I have so far. Rhyming Covenant Sequences, putting them all into a structure. This kind of chiasm unto Beautifying the Garden(ers), People, and a new song glorifying exnihilatory speech is elusive, but will be explained more in weeks 21-25, and a version of in an incomplete Symphony of History is on YouTube.
Here’s someone who could write: "The history of the human race is written on a single theme: How does love become stronger than death? The composition is recomposed in each generation by those whose love overcomes murdering or dying. So history becomes a great song, Augustine's Carmen Humanum. As often as the lines rhyme, love has once again become stronger than death. This rhyming, this connecting, is men's function on earth. But that this is our function we have only known since the birth of Christ." - Sociology II, p. 759
Next week, and I hope to have these out by Wednesday (EphesusYMMM!), Hebrews, Titus, 1st Timothy, 1st Thessalonians, Philemon, 2nd Thessalonians? How does that fit into a 3rd slot in a progression of Gottesdienst, liturgy, service? Titus is about pasturing, and once one is called and comes in, then someone is administering—that’s what I have so far.
[When this doesn’t quite work, we can fall back on the first 7 books as a simpler version, and add that we are to be more mature now, to handle both the challenges and the ‘not quite fitting,’ knowing that since there are 7, we are invited to compare, and that there is retuning.]
And…3 The Song of the Twelve, People as Notes/As John is a Tour of Tabernacle
Love in King Jesus,
PS: Chrestomathy: A selection of passages from an author or authors, designed to help in learning a language