[Advent day 11] Malachi 3:1-4
1 "See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty.
2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap. 3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, 4 and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years.
I don't remember snow in the forecast. But when I left work today it was windy and I felt precipitation but I couldn't quite discern it until I hit the street and saw the swirling white. It was little flecks of snow but lots of them and windy. I was happy.
Today commenced the coldness which even I find uncomfortable upon first leaving the warm indoors but after maybe 10 minutes of walking I'm exhilarated and happy.
Oh I forgot to mention yesterday that at the mini-mall just before the bridge (when coming from Harvard) it looks like each individual tree branch is lighted.
"I'm writing to remind you of Mike Wheeler's presentation at the NOM seminar this afternoon (3-4:30 in Baker Library 103). He will be presenting preliminary findings in research he is doing on lying and truth-telling on the television game show, Friend or Foe."
It makes me sad that I can't skip work to go to the lectures. I probably could if I really wanted to, but this one wasn't quite pressing enough.
I did spend my evening at the following:
Lectures + Courses
Demystifying The Da Vinci Code SOLD OUT
7 — 8:30 pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
SOLD OUT LECTURE: STANDBY SEATING AND VIDEOCAST AVAILABLE. Harold Attridge, dean of Yale Divinity School; Diana Swancutt, assistant professor of New Testament at the Yale Divinity School; David Nolta, mystery writer and professor of Art History at the Massachusetts College of Art.
Dan Brown's controversial The Da Vinci Code, fiction that claims to be laced with fact, raises questions concerning the nature of truth, art, and the life of Jesus Christ. Find a key to the secrets of the "Code" in this program that addresses Leonardo da Vinci's life, the early development of an orthodox characterization of Jesus Christ, and notions of gender in the ancient world, with special attention to Mary Magdalene.
SOLD OUT LECTURE: STANDBY SEATING AND VIDEOCAST AVAILABLE. A standby line is available on the evening of the program for any seats in Remis Auditorium that may become available. The lecture will also be broadcast by video in Riley Seminar Room; free tickets for these viewings are available on the evening of the program, on a first-come, first-served basis.
It was quality, and I have 2½ pages of notes, which may get typed up tomorrow if work is slow.
My month has gotten so full. ( Collapse )subliminal message: Go read my Aprilbot piece and discuss. /subliminal