ladyofthemoor (ladyofthemoor) wrote,


Today I got an email from the public library that a book had arrived. I ordered this book on Thursday and today it is Saturday. It had to come all the way from Utrecht from a university library. Libraries are wonderful things.

I wanted to buy the book, I looked at Better World Books and found a link there with the suggestion that maybe I could borrow the book from a library in the neighborhood. I clicked, Worldcat came up, a worldwide catalogue of libraries, and almost immediately I knew it was in Utrecht. Awesome.

I had had a funny conversation with the librarian while ordering the book. The book is called “Living the Incarnation; Praying with Francis and Clare”. “Incarnation”, he said, “Is that not something you do, you just reincarnate, you live or you do not live, you cannot choose to reincarnate while living already cannot you?” The word incarnation is a technical term referring to the becoming human of Christ, but it took me a while before I could say that. I have just read a book about environmental theology. In this book the whole earth becomes Christ who suffers, and is suffering right now from pollution. The whole of the earth is the incarnation of God. Suddenly I thought it was really wrong and politically incorrect to say…”Yes, well, the incarnation refers to God becoming human, 2000 years ago…”. But eventually I came up with the right words, which were: “God”, “human”, “2000 years ago”.

  • no mail and internet connection

    Our internet, phone and tv connection is down. I am sitting in the library now, checking my mail, while having a great view at the centre of our…

  • Lady of the Moor

    Yesterday was the anniversary of Lady of the Moor, my blog. I’ve pulled a card from the Jane Austen Tarot to capture a year of blogging and I…

  • Lady of the Moor, Anniversary

    I must jot down some words just before this day is over, because today a year ago I started this blog. I cannot believe that I do this that long.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.