He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. (Isaiah 53:9, NIV)–This is about Jesus.
People started calling me a writer and identified me as a writer, but I do not like to be called a writer. I am uncomfortable with the designation. Because I am a person, not a writer. I do not even like to say I write things. There is something, well, official about the title, and formal, but I am not royalty and I don’t want to be put on a pedestal, and labelled as “writer 123”. I hold no pride in the title “writer”. When I realized this more I thought about changing the title of this blog to “Mr. Invisible’s Shanty Town” or something like that, which I may do. This blog has all the writerly bits and bobs like a category called “writers life” but I’d sooner be more inconspicuous now. If I happen to use writerly categories, they are convenient ways of connecting with readers. All I am is me.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4, NIV)
Jesus said, ‘It is accomplished’; and bowing his head he gave up his spirit. (John 19:30, Jerusalem Bible)
In the days to come
the mountains of the Temple of Yahweh
shall tower above the mountains
and be lifted higher than the hills.
All nations will stream to it,
peoples without number will come to it; and they will say:
‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh,
to the temple of the God of Jacob
that he may teach us his ways
so that we may walk in his paths;
since the Law will go out from Zion,
and the oracle of Yahweh from Jerusalem’.
He will wield authority over the nations
and adjudicate between many peoples;
these will hammer their swords into ploughshares,
their spears into sickles.
Nation will not lift sword against nation,
there will be no more training for war.
O House of Jacob, come,
let us walk in the light of Yahweh.
-Isaiah 2:2-5, Jerusalem Bible