Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Language and Imagery
In an interview on a programme my wife was watching last night dealing with Michael Jackson, they played a clip of something he was being asked about regarding his music and dancing.
Roughly as best I understood my wife’s retelling it to me was as follows, he, Michael said he hated putting his name to what he wrote, sang about, as he said, “ALL music comes from God”, he went on to say regarding his dancing, his moves, he simply responding to what was there, gave expression to it, what he saw, as if the music was his choreographer.
Michael was in my opinion one of those mystics, clowns and artists I wrote about over here.
The following quote is from Brennan Manning’s book, “A Glimpse of Jesus.”
“To move through the language and imagery of Jesus’ parables offers some fascinating insights into his sensibilities.
Noah Webster defines an ‘iconoclast’ as “one who makes attacks on cherished beliefs and institutions, one who destroys or opposes the veneration of religious images.” Jesus the master storyteller, was clearly an iconoclast. His parables expressed in words what his actions demonstrated. He shattered idols idols and blew away preconceived ideas of who God is and what men and women are meant to be.”
As His story of an unending forever unconditional love is being read to my heart through His lips, I continue to be awakened, freeing me to live in a world that at best only knows one currency, the coinage of performing well, all the time discovering the unmeasured wealth of whose I am!