|Spiritual Poetry posted June 20, 2014|
A lonely man laments the loss of his life-long love...
by Dean Kuch
Quatrain Poetry Contest contest entry
The progression of idolatry in a pagan religion generally starts with the acknowledgment of a power that controls natural forces. The presence of the force is then thought to indwell an object, like a carving, or a place, such as a mountain. The next step is altering a naturally occurring object, like a standing stone, a deliberately planted tree, or a carved Asherah pole and asking the force to indwell it. When the idolatrous culture has had time to contemplate the personality of the god, they then make corresponding physical images, such as a statue that looks like a woman or a relief carving that looks like an animal. Graven images can be either of the last two steps.
The spiritual progression is similar. People start with wanting something. In this case, the old man wished to be with his wife. His wish was granted.
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