Two Idioms From the New Testament

Lilies of the Field
Christ said: ‘look at the lilies of the field; they are more beautiful than Solomon’s Robes. They neither sow nor reap; yet your heavenly father takes care of them.’ Lilies of the field as an idiom means, being free from worries. My experience with God is Lilies from the field.

Christ was discussing with Pharisees and Sadducees about his own resurrection. He said: ‘the temple will be thrown apart and it will be rebuilt after the 3rd day.’ Christ died and rose up the third day. The temple as an idiom means a body of disbelief. My views on Christ as Lord, Messiah and Savior are not a temple.

Assorted Drabble

Dairy in Qatar
Every day I see her while I wait for the vehicle to pick me up. She wears a blazer and trousers and drives a land cruiser. Her hips are like that of an urn flowing and curvaceous. One day we were in the lift together and she was wearing a flimsy blouse. The contours of her breasts were round and swollen. When she bent down, I could see her breasts so well. The encounter was a beautiful epiphany of desire. I longed to do poetry with her though it is sinful.

The Bible
I was reading it with holiness and reverence. My cousin came inside and mocked at me. He asked me what the Bible is. I said to him, the Bible contains History, Prophecy, Poetry and Maxims. I told him it is the true word of God, inspired from God and written by man. I asked him: ‘have you read it’? He replied: ‘no’. He told me that the Bible is a book of contradictions. The choice has been made by God to accept or reject the word of God.

The Exam Scripts
I had the chance to value English Scripts, but I did not take the job as the marking scheme deifies the democratic usage of language. Let my highlight one example. There is a question on letter writing. The address for the letter should have a to if it’s a friendly letter and to and from if it’s a business letter. A clear date of the current month and day should be given. Students will be penalized if the format is wrong. I am asking the question, what if the content of the letter is groovy. Let me use another example. If the salutation of the letter has Dear Mam instead of Madam, the student should be punished. Again some of the Essays which I read had grammatical inconsistencies but were rich in ideas. In this age of democracy of usage of language why should the student suffer? The freedom to use the language like an acrobat loosing balance should be given as a benefit of doubt to the students.

April 7th 2020

An Idiom
The parable of the Seed is an all familiar parable of Jesus Christ. It tells of the seed planted on good soil ultimately yields good fruit. The Seed planted in good soil yields good fruit as an idiom means hard work and diligence will in the end yield rich dividends.

Evening Epiphany
I watch the evening appear as a painting of impressionism. Nature is a splendid gift of an artist creator, God. The mango tree outside my house is plump with rich fruit. Stray birds are caressing the sky. A butterfly does a symphony waltz. Poems of clouds scatter n the sky singing the epic chorus of Hallelujah.

An Epiphany
The sky is a stained, grey glass, moody like a romantic heroine. Dolphins of design floated in the sky. Rain is pouring now as streams of consciousness of a decadent hymn. Raining is striking on the roof, pitter patter, an impromptu harmony of a blues serenade. Feathers of the tree floated in the gentle rhythm of a musical breeze.

Idioms from Judaism

Jonah in the Old Testament, a prophet was asked by God to go to Nineveh to preach to the people to repent from their sins. Instead of going to Nineveh, Jonah went to Tarshish. During the Journey the ship encountered a storm, and the travelers in the ship, being pagans cast lots and the cards fell on Jonah. When they approached Jonah, he told them to throw him into the sea. There he was swallowed by a whale and had to spent 3 nights in its belly. On the third day the whale spit him onto dry land. Jonah went to Tarshish and the people repented and God chose not to punish them.

Jonah going to Tarshish

Jonah going to Tarshish as an idiom means falling into a trap. I have had experiences in my life where I encountered Jonah going to Tarshish.

Jonah being swallowed by a Whale

Jonah being swallowed by a Whale as an Idiom means being surmounted by temporary difficulties which will soon pass away. Yes Jonah being swallowed by a whale is happening to me in my life.

Repentant Tarshish
Repentant Tarshish as an idiom means, to be sincere and to have good feelings towards others. Yes, we have to be the repentant Tarshish.

Two Idioms

The outbreak of the COVID 19 virus was a man made one, in the laboratories of the roguish, diabolic country China. The virus was created to destabilize the international Economy. When the shares of international companies fell, China was able to buy them at paltry prices. Many countries of Europe and Asia and America became victims of this clandestine subversion. COVID 19 as an idiom means destabilization of world economies. China should be declared as a COVID 19 thug State and all nations should embargo its goods.

Bitter to Sweet

This is an idiom I have birthed from Judaism. When the Israelites after their liberation from Egypt spend their life in the desert and started grumbling to Moses their liberator that the waters tasted bitter. Then God instructed Moses to strike the rock with a Shepherd’s Crook. When he did, the waters turned sweet. Bitter to Sweet as an Idiom means life becoming better after a period of trials and tribulations.

An Idiom from Judaism

This idiom made a frame in my mind as I was reading the captivity of the Jews in Egypt. In the contemporary world the Jews became enslaved and made captive by the mad Hitler. The Jews are races who are travelers in the Wilderness. Traveler in the Wilderness as an Idiom means someone who is plagued by earthly troubles and sorrows. Oh God Jehovah Jesus make my victory while I am a traveler in the Wilderness.

An Idiom from the Bible

When Moses and the Israelites were fleeing from the Pharaoh after the Pharaoh letting them go, the pharaoh became hardhearted and sent his army after them. Then people of Israel grumbled: it would have been better for us to be slaves in Egypt rather than Corpses in the Wilderness. Slaves in Egypt and Corpses in the Wilderness are an idiom meaning choosing an alternative that is difficult and tiresome but something which will read rich dividends in the end.

Biblical Idioms

Biblical Idioms
These idioms are coined from the Book—Exodus. Moses the liberator went up to the mountains to talk to God. He returned after 40 days. When he came back he saw that the Israelites had made a golden calf and were merry making with it. He, in a fit of anger, threw the tablet of stone containing the Ten Commandments. And it broke. The tablet of stone as an idiom means seething with anger. Golden Calf as an idiom means idolatry. God became the tablets of Stone when he dealt with Sodom and Gomorrah. Most religions indulge in the Golden Calf.

March 13th 2019

Today is 13th Friday, a bad omen for those who fear the number 13 known as Triskaidekaphobia .13 is a complex number and can be related to Christ and therefore standing for resurrection and rejuvenation. I did some reading into the Bible and read the story of Moses who was chosen by God for the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. God told him to use a staff and do the miracles before the Pharaoh. The staff of Moses can be connoted into an idiom and it means prosperity and fortune. I wish the staff of Moses to enter my life.

Biblical Joseph as an Idiom

We all know how Joseph, hated by his brothers out of jealousy, sold him to the Egyptians. There he became a supervisor in Potiphar’s household. When Potiphar’s wife tried to seduce the handsome Joseph, he did not relent. She accused him of molestation and Potiphar threw him into jail. In prison he was able to successfully interpret the dreams put forth by the baker and the wine maker. Later on he was called by the Pharaoh to interpret his dreams which he did ebulliently. The pharaoh placed him as the second in command next to him and asked him to stockpile food for the coming drought. Joseph as an idiom stands for the evolution of triumph or victory after a period of disaster and ruin. How I wish for a period of Joseph to happen in my life.