Dancing on the Head of a Pin

There is a legend of St Thomas Aquinas asking "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" At this blog we ask all questions dealing with our faith and spirituality. Some are down to earth, rubber meets the road questions, while others are more lofty...like, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Growing inside out


This is a real tomato that once rested on my kitchen counter. As my wife was about to slice it for supper, she saw something strange just under the skin. When she peeled back the outer layer, this is what she saw. A call to a horticulturist revealed that this is an example of seeds sprouting in the fruit (or vegetable, depending on your view of tomatoes). When all the conditions are right (heat, etc.) this can happen. New life growing from the inside. Sounds spiritual doesn't it? New life coming from within. It brings new light to the words to Nicodemus - "you must be born again." This, too, can happen to us - new life bubbling from within...when the conditions are right.

1 Comments:

Blogger Cathy said...

Your blog's heading:
Dancing on the Head of a Pin
There is a legend of St Thomas Aquinas asking "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" At this blog we ask all questions dealing with our faith and spirituality. Some are down to earth, rubber meets the road questions, while others are more lofty...like, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
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The heading caught my attention - since my singing group Voces Angelorum just finished singing Daniel Pinkham's Angels are Everywhere - and there is one of the songs where it addresses Angels dancing on the head of a pin - now I know its source.
BTW, I, too, am in the Diocese of Georgia - way on the western side. See you will be ordained very soon - best wishes as you embark into your new ministry of the priesthood.
In Christ,
Cathy
http://cathyknits.blogspot.com

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