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Monday, June 18, 2012

Submission: a few thoughts

A graphical representation of the idea of submission.

Submission is hard for me, and, I think, for all of us. I want to be in charge! John Milton implies that that's what caused the Fall of Satan: "It is better to reign in hell, then to serve in heaven" (Paradise Lost, First Book, line 263)

Mutual submission is a good way to live, in families and other groups. It's not easy.

In case you didn't catch it, note the relative sizes of the u and the i. Thanks for looking. The graphic serves as a link to a Flickr page, where you can see it in a larger size.


Weekend Fisher said...

(Catching up on my reading)

If you're interested in such, Milton was drawing on an old tradition. There are ancient legends -- one version appears on the Qur'an, older Christian and Jewish versions exist -- that was what caused Satan's downfall. He may have thought he was the crown of creation. But the humans? That he should have to serve them?

But you have to give Milton credit for putting it so memorably. "Often thought, but never so well expressed."

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

Martin LaBar said...

I'm catching up on my reading, too.

Thanks for the information.