Wednesday, April 25, 2007

sacred rocks

Here's a terrific article I found when googling FAITH ROCKS

Here's an excerpt:

The sacred rocks of faith offer platforms for dreams

by Rabbi Stephen Pearce


Genesis 28:10-32:3

Hosea 12:13-14:10

"Psalm 118:22 utilizes stone as a metaphor indicating that the meek will become the mighty: 'The stone which the builders rejected has become the corner stone.' This sentiment was adopted in Christian Scriptures as well. But in Parashat Vayetze, Jacob slept on a stone pillow and dreamt of a ladder that reached to heaven with angels ascending and descending to his headrest.

What is it about stone that provides people with a sense of the sacred? Rocks speak in a powerfully moving way... It was a rock that provided Jacob with a platform for his hopes and dreams."

Well said!

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