Friday, February 29, 2008

.. union of two souls for time and eternity

On sacred connections:
They did so in part because they agreed with the non-Christian Romans that “fidelity and harmony are demanded in the longest-lasting and most intimate human relationship, marriage.” But they also did so because they accepted, perhaps, the ancient Israelite view that marriage was a sacred covenant and, further, because they understood “marriage,” in the words of the Protestant scholar Philip Schaff, “as a spiritual union of two souls for time and eternity.” A sacred handclasp-the dextrarum iunctio-was a fitting symbol for the most sacred act and moment in human life.2
On the Hopi:
He believed that the Hopi captured something about life that the rest of the world had missed.

I think we often miss the essential nature of life and connections, one to another.