Wings as Misplaced Desire

The apostle Paul said to “pray without ceasing.” He also said, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

I’ve been thinking about angels and their unceasing worship and was reminded that we express our unceasing worship not as angels do, but by living a fully human life.

Our eating, drinking, tending gardens, producing craftsmanlike work, caring for our children, making music, taking pleasant strolls on Autumn afternoons ~ our most mundane human activities done for God’s glory, are the primary ways we give thanks to God.

Wim Wenders extraordinary film “Wings of Desire,” tells the story of an angel that tires of overseeing human activity and wants to become human when he falls in love with a mortal.

Angels cannot fulfill their destiny by becoming human and we humans cannot fulfill our destiny by becoming otherworldly before our time.

(Photo-my friend Sam Vance suiting up with wings.)

 

Posted in Staublog in October 4, 2011 by | 1 Comment »

One Response to Wings as Misplaced Desire

  1. ST100411 | Dick Staub on October 4, 2011 at 9:23 am

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