Saturday, April 14, 2012

Masks of God


Really?  That's the word?

"Vocation" seems to be a popular topic among Lutherans in the last decade.  We often hear about how people are "masks of God" to one another, so that they are the hands and voice that serves the neighbor, that we are how God takes care of people.  So I'm reading something in Luther, and I notice the translation larvae was in the footnote.  Sure enough, when I hunt up the Latin, "masks" or "specters" or "ghosts" is the English for larvae.

For those of us who teach science to children (or even who were taught science once-upon-a-time), that word has an interesting double meaning.  The "larvae of God" to one another.  Huh.

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