Sunday, February 11, 2018

Are you fey?

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When the poor man died, he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, and from the netherworld, where he was in torment, he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me. Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering torment in these flames.’
Abraham replied, ‘My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established to prevent anyone from crossing who might wish to go from our side to yours or from your side to ours.’
He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them, lest they too come to this place of torment.’
But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.’
He said, ‘Oh no, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
Then Abraham said, ‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead.’”  -Luke 16:22-31  NAB
 Fey: Otherworldly, visionary, able to peer through the veil or receive messages from the dead.

Abraham did not say "I cannot."  He said "...they will not be persuaded...".  Essentially Abraham said, "Why should I bother?"

A quick survey of family members suggests that women are more likely to be "fey" then men.  Perhaps it is because they are more attuned to people and personalities.

People with less noise in their heads seemed more likely to be fey.  That may be because they will listen and be persuaded.

I am curious if any of my readers consider themselves "fey".

1 comment:

  1. Doomed, visionary, precious, crazy, touched, campy,exaggerated, affected, fairy like.
    Are just some synonyms. I've probably been accused of some of them.


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