Poetry is inspiration Watch the 2minute YouTube clip

Poetry is inspiration Watch the 2minute YouTube clip

Poetry is inspiration Watch the 2minute YouTube clip Interview with God- Inspirational Poem and try to answer the following: What is it telling us about God? What messages is it trying to convey? Mystery of God Focus Question: How do I understand the otherness of God through different religious traditions? Last Lesson The Concept of God in Art This Lesson The Concept of God in Poetry Next Lesson Hindu Ideas about God

Learning Objective: To explore the concept of God in a work of Poetry. The Divine Image For Mercy has a human heart, BY WILLIAM BLAKE Pity a human face, To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love And Love, the human form divine, All pray in their distress; And Peace, the human dress. And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. Then every man, of every clime,

That prays in his distress, For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love Is God, our father dear, And Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love Task 1: What does Is Man, child and care. thishistell us about God? Prays to the human form divine, Love, Mercy, Pity, Peace. And all must love the human form, In heathen, Turk, or Jew; Task 2: Are there similarities and differences between the idea of God in Blakes poem and his

painting (above)? Psalm 97 The Glory of Gods Reign There is a lot of poetry in the Bible, particularly in the Psalms, that deals with the mystery of God. Read the beginning of Psalm 97 and do the activities on the right. The LORD is king! Let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! 2 Clouds and thick darkness are all around him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. 3 Fire goes before him, and consumes his adversaries on every side. 4 His lightning's light up the world; the earth sees and trembles. 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. 1 The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory. 7 All worshipers of images are put to shame, those who make their boast in worthless idols; all gods bow down before him. 6

Task 3: Copy the Psalm into your OneNote and highlight the most important words. Task 4: What understanding of God does the writer have? Expressions of God in Poetry Task 5: Look up Psalm 104. Copy it into your OneNote and answer/ do the following: a) Highlight the most important words. b) What does it tell us about God? c) How does it express the mystery of God? d)

When you are finished with a-c, copy Isaiah 49:1-13 (from our Online Bible- NRSVCE) and spend some time quietly reading it. Answer: What is it saying about God? Plenary Did this give you a better understanding about the Mystery of God? Add to your questions youd like to ask about God. 1. Find another poem about God and copy it into your OneNote. Dont forget to add the necessary Harvard-style reference, where you got your poem from. 2. Underline all important words in your poem, then explain in your own words what information you learn about God. 3. How can you apply what you have learned about God (and/ or his messages to humankind) to your own life? 4. What evidence can you find in our Online Bible that God is always around and within us? Copy and paste the passage into your OneNote and briefly explain how this passage

expresses it. 5. Now write your own poem to convey your own idea of God. 6. Justify: Poetry is meant to invoke experiences, it emphasizes the role of the senses, calling to mind memories and feelings in stirring and sometimes turbulent ways; therefore, it is an important tool to try to understand the mystery of God. Do you agree or disagree to this statement? Choose your own tasks based on your confidenc e on the topic! Tip: Work at your own pace, this is not a race!

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