Monday, January 24, 2011

More word-loving

I really like that McEntyre loves grammar.  We are a small and lonely club, we grammar-lovers.  Or maybe not so small, but quiet, and a little fearful of being ostracized if people knew we love grammar!  I love that she wanted to "pause and celebrate, individually, the invaluable work that is accomplished in their decent and orderly way by particular parts of speech."

I like the "prepositional theology embedded" in the hymn"
Christ be with me, Christ within me
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
"Each of those prepositions - with, within, behind, before, beside, beneath, above, and in - opens an avenue of reflection on the mysterious and manifold nature of relationship to Christ."

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